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Rostrum A PUBLICATION OF THE NATIONAL SPEECH & DEBATE ASSOCIATION

VOLUME 90 ISSUE 2 FA L L 2 0 1 5

INSIDE Introducing our Voices of the Future program Training and competing with the 2015-2016 USA Debate team Making connections: high school debate and political education

PLUS 2014-2015 Year in Review


FORENSICS

WKU TEAM AUDITIONS Want to be a member of WKU Forensics? Auditions held Fri. morning, 12/11, during the debate portion of the Senior Hilltopper Classic. Contact Ganer Newman at ganer.newman@wku.edu for a reservation.

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Hilltopper Classic events - Broadcast, Cong., Dec., DI, Duo, Ext., HI, Improv. Duo, Imp., OO, Poetry, POI, Prose, Pub. Forum, & Storytelling. || Junior Hilltopper events - Broadcast, Dec., Duo Act., Ext., Interp. of Lit., Improv. Duo, Poetry, Prose, Pub. Speaking, Solo Acting, & Storytelling. Semifinals for events with large entries. The Senior Hilltopper Classic remains both an NIETOC and a UKTOC qualifier. We host both individual events and debate, over a two-day schedule! Last year, team member auditions were a great success. Several students were selected to become WKU competitors, and some received scholarships.

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The University of Texas National Institute in Forensics is one of the largest and most successful summer speech and debate workshops in the country. UTNIF has a reputation for engaging students from across the nation in the kind of training that leads rather than follows performative and argumentative trends. Once again, UTNIF will offer our 2016 students the opportunity to learn from and with a top-notch, nationally acclaimed teaching staff. UTNIF students have won championships and final rounds at the National Speech & Debate Association National Tournament in Extemp, Humorous Interp, Dramatic Interp, Poetry, the House, the Senate, Policy Debate, Public Forum, and more. Our students consistently excel at the TOC and NIETOC. Join us this summer and see for yourself why UTNIF has made such an impact on speech and debate education for more than 20 years.

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In this Issue : V o l u m e 9 0 : I s s u e 2 : F A LL 2 0 1 5

Features

Inside

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Board of Directors Spring Minutes

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From the Editor

12

Election Year for Board of Directors

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2015-2016 Topics

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Voices of the Future

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Curriculum Corner

24

High School Debate and Political Education

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What We’re Reading

by Rebecca Kuang

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Get With the Program

The Importance of Impromptu Speaking

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Diamond Coach Recognition

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Donus D. Roberts Quad Ruby Coach Recognition

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Triple Ruby Coach Recognition

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Coach Profile: Dr. Josh Anderson

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District in Detail: West Los Angeles

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Alumni Spotlight: Patrick Thomas

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Student Service Citations

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Academic All Americans

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Welcome New Schools

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by Iain Lampert 56

Training and Competing with USA Debate by Liz Yount

Year in Review 83

Century Society Report

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Point Leaders

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All State Awards

96

Largest Schools

97

Largest Number of New Degrees

98

Chapter Honor Societies

105 Charter Chapter Report 114

New Degrees Summary

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From the Editor

Board of Directors

This issue of Rostrum celebrates our member students, coaches, and chapters from the past school year and recognizes the hard work and dedication of our districts nationwide. No matter how large your district is, no matter how many points your team may accumulate, we want all of our schools to celebrate their achievements and set new goals for this year's competitions. While we celebrate success within our districts, let's also remind ourselves of the accomplishments of our students around the world. I hope you will enjoy our USA Debate feature and accompanying photos. We could not be more proud of these students and their achievements as they train for global competition. We should also remind ourselves that speech and debate is not limited to our competitions. We have a tremendous opportunity to extend our influence to become more engaged in the political process. Whether we use our skills to campaign for a particular platform or ideal, help organize nationwide watch parties for party debates, or use our talents to persuade others to hear our messages, let's make certain our voices are heard.

J. Scott Wunn Executive Director National Speech & Debate Association

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Polly Reikowski, Ph.D., Admin Rep Eagan High School 4185 Braddock Trail Eagan, MN 55123 (651) 683-6902 polly.reikowski@district196.org Kandi King 6058 Gaelic San Antonio, TX 78240 (210) 641-6761 mamakjking@yahoo.com

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Pam Cady Wycoff, Vice President Apple Valley High School 14450 Hayes Road Apple Valley, MN 55124-6796 (952) 431-8200 Pam.Wycoff@district196.org

Tommie Lindsey, Jr. James Logan High School 1800 H Street Union City, CA 94587 (510) 471-2520, Ext. 4408 Tommie_Lindsey@nhusd.k12.ca.us

Sincerely,

J. Scott Wunn, Editor and Publisher

Don Crabtree, President Park Hill High School 1909 6th Avenue St. Joseph, MO 64505 (816) 261-2661 crabnfl@gmail.com

David Huston Colleyville Heritage High School 5401 Heritage Avenue Colleyville, TX 76034 (817) 305-4700, Ext. 214 david.huston@gcisd.net James W. “Jay� Rye, III The Montgomery Academy 3240 Vaughn Road Montgomery, AL 36106 (334) 272-8210 jay_rye@montgomeryacademy.org Jennifer Jerome Millard West High School 5710 S. 176th Avenue Omaha, NE 68135 (402) 715-6000 (school office) (402) 715-6092 (classroom) jjerome1984@gmail.com


2015–2016

Topics

Current topics and resources are available at:

www.speechanddebate.org/topics

Topic Release Information Public Forum Topic Release Dates August 15

September/October Topic

October 1

November Topic

November 1

December Topic

December 1

January Topic

January 1

February Topic

February 1

March Topic

March 1

April Topic

May 1

National Tournament Topic

Lincoln-Douglas Topic Release Dates August 15

September/October Topic

October 1

November/December Topic

December 1

January/February Topic

February 1

March/April Topic

May 1

National Tournament Topic

2016–2017 Policy Debate Topic Voting •

Topic synopsis printed in the Summer Rostrum

Preliminary voting occurs online in September-October

Final voting occurs online in November-December

Topic for 2016-2017 released by the NFHS in January 2016

Students and chapter advisors are eligible to vote!

DECEMBER 2015

Public Forum Debate

Resolved: On balance, standardized testing is beneficial to K-12 education in the United States.

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2015

Lincoln-Douglas Debate

Resolved: In the United States criminal justice system, jury nullification ought to be used in the face of perceived injustice.

2015–2016

Policy Debate

Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially curtail its domestic surveillance.

2015–2016 PARTNER CONTEST

American Legion Oratorical Contest

See page 8 for details.

Policy Debate Topic Selection » Help us determine the final Policy resolution for 2016-2017! The two topic areas include China and India. Online voting concludes December 15.

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To log in and access the ballot, visit www.speechanddebate.org/topics.

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Dear Fellow Administrators, I am writing to express to you the wonderful benefits of speech and debate as an intellectually engaging activity in your schools. Speech and debate plays a critical role in the growth and development of students and teachers. I’ve seen students come out of their shells and develop such tremendous oratory skills and confidence that they otherwise wouldn’t have developed in the classroom. I often call speech and debate “the best-kept secret for promoting academic excellence.” It adds a level of intellectualism to your school that is unparalleled. It challenges students to engage material and orate that material with confidence and conviction. As an intellectual endeavor, it gives voice to the voiceless. I have literally witnessed our students who would be considered mere ordinary students by any measure become forces to be reckoned with because of the skills they have developed in speech and debate. From an institutional standpoint, speech and debate has added a new dimension to our school. Speech and debate has not only transformed our students; it has reshaped the academic culture of our school, as we now offer Advanced Speech and Rhetoric classes in our curriculum. Additionally, speech and debate has helped us reunite with our past academic successes, as speech and debate was an integral part of our academic history. In our rebirth after Hurricane Katrina, our strategic plan dictated we work to become a “World-Class School.” With that commitment came the addition of rigorous Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment courses, and the vision to rebuild our once prominent speech and debate program. As we added a level of rigor to our current curriculum, it seemed only natural to add speech and debate. Our return to speech and debate meant connecting with the past and with one person who was a prominent part of that 80s dynasty—our coach, Byron Arthur. Byron restarted our program some five years ago with six students, who we aptly named “The Original Six.” In that short period of time, he has built the program to one that is nationally recognized. It was so gratifying to think how far we have come as we watched our senior Daniel Williams win the National Championship in Dramatic Interpretation with his performance this past summer at the National Speech & Debate Tournament. What an awe-inspiring experience! My advice to principals who are considering a speech and debate program is to go for it. It is such a transforming activity in the lives of students and in the culture of your school. It will add a level of academic rigor, excellence, and prestige to your school like no other activity. As your students achieve success in speech and debate, your academic reputation will abound. In other words, it is such a game changer. It was for us. Good luck in your endeavors! Sincerely,

Dr. Joseph H. Murry, Jr. Principal Holy Cross School – A College Preparatory School for Boys, Grades 5-12 5500 Paris Avenue New Orleans, LA 70117 (504) 942-3100 jmurry@holycrosstigers.com

Find this and other advocacy materials on our website:

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Looking for college scholarships?

Look no further.

American Legion Oratorical Contest As part of the National Speech & Debate Association’s ongoing partnership with the American Legion, the top three finishers from the Legion’s National Oratorical Contest may earn the right to compete in Original Oratory or United States Extemporaneous Speaking at the National Speech & Debate Tournament! The first-place finisher is awarded an $18,000 scholarship, second-place $16,000, and third-place $14,000. The scholarships may be used at any college or university in the United States.

 Want to get involved? Follow these simple steps! • Visit www.legion.org/oratorical to learn more. • Click “Request Information” or contact your state’s American Legion Department to learn when the first contest will be. • Also click on “Assigned Topics” to learn the extemporaneous topic areas. • Prepare your original oration on some aspect of the Constitution with emphasis on the duties and obligations of a citizen to our government.

Florida student Geeta Minocha placed first at the 2015 Oratorical Contest.


Leadership Board of Directors Fall Minutes

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he National Speech & Debate Association Board of Directors held its fall meeting in Des Moines, Iowa, on September 25-27, 2015. Present were President Don Crabtree, Vice President Pam Cady Wycoff, Dr. Polly Reikowski, Kandi King, Pam McComas, Tommie Lindsey, Jr., David Huston, Jay Rye, and Jennifer Jerome. President Crabtree called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m.

Budget Moved by King, seconded by Lindsey: “Approve the 2015-2016 budget, as presented by the Executive Director.” Passed: 9-0 Executive Director Wunn provided a detailed assessment of the previous year’s final budget and presented the proposed budget for the 2016 National Tournament. Department heads provided overviews and information on projects affecting the strategic plan and budget. The Board reviewed the budget and asked questions regarding appropriations of funding and the status of ongoing projects.

Membership Parameters Moved by Rye, seconded by Huston: “Beginning with the 2016-2017 school year, all memberships, including middle schools, in the National Speech & Debate Association must be school-based.” Passed: 9-0

September 25-27, 2015 Des Moines, Iowa

To best serve our students, strengthen the creation and sustainability of programs, and establish continuity from middle school to high school, the Board of Directors voted at the Fall Board Meeting to require school affiliation for all memberships beginning with the 2016-2017 school year. Any high school, middle school, home school, or virtual school recognized as an accredited public or private school by the state in which those schools compete may join the National Speech & Debate Association. All current non-school-based clubs and organizations are encouraged to work with the Association and area school districts to create speech and debate programs through their students’ schools. Students who are currently Association members through their area non-school-based clubs and organizations may request to have their memberships transferred at any time to their accredited public and private schools by contacting info@speechanddebate.org. Moved by Rye, seconded by Reikowski: “Beginning with the 2017 National Speech & Debate Association Middle School Invitational Tournament, only middle school students from member schools are eligible for participation.” Passed: 9-0 The Board of Directors wishes to thank the middle school and membership ad hoc committees for their consultation and feedback on this issue. Previously, membership rules permitted non-school-based clubs and programs to gain middle school membership and attend the Middle School National Speech & Debate Tournament. After lengthy discussion and ad hoc committee feedback, the Board of Directors has decided that in order to establish continuity from middle school to high school, the Association can best serve students by working with school-based programs.

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Fall Minutes (continued) District and National Tournament Competition Moved by Huston, seconded by Wycoff: “The U.S. World Schools Debate Invitational shall be held again in conjunction with the 2016 National Speech & Debate Tournament.” Passed: 7-0 (Crabtree, Wycoff, Huston, King, McComas, Rye, Lindsey) Districts will be allowed to field a team of three to five students who competed at the District Tournament Series to participate in a World Schools Debate competition. Moved by Huston, seconded by King: “Students who have qualified in a main event for the 2016 National Tournament may forgo their qualification and participate in the 2016 U.S. World Schools Debate Invitational, if they are selected for the team by their district and have preferred it on the Single Letter of Intent prior to the District Tournament Series.” Passed: 7-0 (Crabtree, Wycoff, Huston, King, McComas, Rye, Lindsey) Students do not have to be a non-qualifying entry from districts to be selected to compete for the district World Schools Debate team.

Moved by Huston, seconded by King: “District committees are required to perform an audit at all district tournaments. These audits must be in line with the published procedures outlined in the District Tournament Operations Manual.” Passed: 6-0 (Crabtree, Wycoff, Huston, King, McComas, Rye) In an effort to reduce the likelihood of mistakes at district tournaments, especially with improper announcement of qualifiers, districts should follow the prescribed methods for double-checking the work of the tabulation room. Moved by McComas, seconded by Rye: “Remove the last sentence on splicing on page 18 of the current Middle School Tournament Competition Event Rules manual under ‘Prose and Poetry Overview.’” Passed: 6-0 (Crabtree, Wycoff, Huston, King, McComas, Rye) Middle School students will be permitted to take various sections from multiple poems and intertwine them together in their Poetry programs.

The meeting adjourned Sunday afternoon.

Powering the voice of our future.

CONNECT. SUPPORT. INSPIRE.

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Election Year for National Board of Directors Interested in serving the Association? Read more about how you can get involved!

Board of Directors 2016 Election Process Election of Board members shall be conducted in even-numbered years as follows: Any member coach with five years of National Speech &

Debate Association coaching experience or any current or past district chair may become a candidate for the national Board of Directors by so advising the Executive Director in writing before January 20, 2016, by certified mail. Not all seats are up for election. The seats of Board

members Pam Cady Wycoff, Kandi King, Tommie Lindsey, Jr., and Jennifer Jerome are up for election in 2016. Present members of the Board of Directors whose terms

expire on July 31, 2016, shall become candidates for reelection by filing a written statement with the Executive Director by January 20, 2016, by certified mail. No person may be a candidate or serve as a member of

the Board of Directors if he or she will reach 70 years of age before or during his or her term in office. This rule does not apply to the Administrative Representative who is appointed by the Board of Directors every two years. Each candidate shall be allotted one Rostrum column,

unedited by the national office, to support their candidacy. The column must be no longer than 400 words in length and must be submitted in writing to the Executive Director by January 20, 2016, by emailing director@speechanddebate.org. Each candidate may include a photo to accompany the column. Each provisional, member, and charter chapter shall be

shall be provided the opportunity to vote via electronic balloting. The candidates’ names will appear in an order drawn by lot and on which the school shall vote for four candidates. A chapter’s active members and degrees (total strength) on record in the national office on May 1, 2016, shall determine the number of votes it is allotted. A charter chapter will be granted the number of votes equal to its total strength. Provisional and member chapters shall be granted the number of votes equal to one-half its total strength.

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Frequently Asked Questions What is the general time commitment as a member of the national Board of Directors? Board members are expected to attend four regularly scheduled meetings throughout the school year—two inperson meetings and two online meetings. Board members are also asked to attend the National Tournament in June and to serve on ad hoc and Board committees as assigned by the Board president. What is the role and time commitment of a Board member at the National Tournament? Board members are asked to attend several public events during the day and in the evening, as well as serve various volunteer roles during the competition hours. Is there a financial cost to being a Board member? No stipend or salary is given to a member of the Board of Directors. However, travel expenses (related to Board member responsibilities) are paid by the Association.

Important Deadlines Candidates must file written statements with the Executive Director by January 20, 2016. Ballots will be made available to schools in April 2016. Results will be announced online in May 2016.


Board of Directors Responsibilities and Expectations The Board determines the Association’s mission and purpose, and ensures effective organizational planning. Directors: Promote and uphold the mission, purpose, goals,

policies, programs, services, strengths, and needs. Serve as ambassadors by upholding the constitution

and acting in a manner that is in the organization’s best interest. Determine, monitor, and strengthen the organization’s

programs and services.

The Board governs the organization through broad policies and objectives and determines, monitors, and strengthens programs and services. Directors: Serve in leadership positions and undertake special

assignments willingly and enthusiastically. Prepare for and participate in four regularly scheduled

meetings throughout the school year, attend the National Tournament in June, and serve on ad hoc and Board committees as assigned by the Board president. Ask timely and substantive questions at meetings,

consistent with their conscience and convictions, while supporting the majority decision on actions passed by the Board, as well as suggest agenda items as needed for meetings, ensuring that significant, policy-related matters are addressed. Maintain confidentiality of the Board’s closed

executive sessions, adjudicate objectively on the basis of information received from individuals and urge those with grievances to follow established policies, and speak for the Board or organization only when authorized to do so. Gain an awareness of trends in the field of speech and

debate. Orient new Board members and evaluate Board

performance.

The Board selects and removes the Executive Director, whose performance it evaluates. Directors: Counsel the Executive Director as appropriate and

offer support during the variety of problem solving and public relations interactions that arise with groups and individuals. Refrain from requesting special information or projects

from staff without first consulting the Executive Director.

The Board ensures legal and ethical integrity and maintains accountability. Directors: Serve the organization as a whole, rather than any

special interest group or constituency, and maintain independence and objectivity, acting with a sense of fairness, ethics, and personal integrity. Uphold the premise that even the appearance of a

conflict of interest that might bring harm to the Board or organization is undesirable, and will disclose any possible conflicts to the Board in a timely manner. Seek advice from the Executive Director before

accepting or offering gifts from or to anyone who does business with the organization.

The Board provides proper financial oversight, ensures adequate resources, and approves sale of Association assets. Directors: Exercise prudence with the Board in the control and

transfer of funds. Understand and evaluate the organization’s financial

statements and otherwise help the Board fulfill its fiduciary responsibilities.

The Board enhances the organization’s public standing. Directors: Support the organization through annual giving

according to personal means. Assist the Executive Director, Development

Director, and Development Board by implementing fundraising strategies through personal influence with corporations, individuals, and/or foundations.

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Encourage student involvement in Democratic society using speech and debate skills!

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he 2016 Presidential Election is just a year away. There has never been a better time to get your speech and debate team or class involved in the election cycle. The National Speech & Debate Association is excited to help you engage students, teachers, and fellow coaches in the election process and start a discussion about the issues that matter most, as well as how those issues are being treated as part of the political process. The Voices of the Future program is designed to encourage student involvement in Democratic society using speech and debate skills inside and outside the classroom. Voices of the Future teaching tools and activities engage students in the four zones of literacy: reading, writing, speaking,

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Watch Party tools and resources • How to host a Watch Party • Customizable flyers to invite your school and community members to the Watch Party • How to fundraise during your Watch Party • How to host a demo debate during the Watch Party • How to lead a roundtable after the debate • Press release templates to invite media to your Watch Party

and listening. Students are enabled to think critically, collaborate, and communicate creatively. For 2015-2016, Voices of the Future will focus on the 2016 Presidential Election cycle. The resources highlighted here are available to any teacher or coach and cover how to host a watch party with built-in activities, pre- and post-debate teaching tools, and more. Over the course of the year, the Association invites you to

host debate watch parties, participate in our online polling, and incorporate our lesson plans and teaching guides into your curriculum planning.

Host a Watch Party One of the easiest things you can do to get involved in the election cycle is host a debate watch party. (See sidebar for dates of upcoming debates.) You can just involve your team, but this is also a great opportunity

to invite classmates, teachers, school officials, community members, local politicians, and more. Not only can you showcase the talents of your team by leading a discussion or other events after the debate; you can raise awareness about the activity, fundraise for your team, and with the help of the Association, gain some local press coverage! From hosting a demo debate to a postdebate roundtable and commentary, there are many ways to expand the learning opportunities associated with the election cycle, and we’ve designed watch party tools and resources to make it easier for you.

Vote on Facebook! During each debate, a polling application will be available on the National Speech & Debate


Teaching Unit tools and resources • • • • •

Fun activities to lead during a debate Post-debate discussion questions Student worksheets Student assignments Lesson plans

Association’s Facebook page. Coaches, students, and other participants can use the new polling system to vote for the candidate they found most compelling during the event. Coaches can encourage team members and those attending the watch party to vote for the winner of the debate at www.facebook.com/ speechanddebate. You can track and analyze the results in real time during the debates.

Use and Share Teaching Tools The Association has created a number of teaching tools for coaches and educators to use inside the classroom, as well. Used in its entirely, the toolkit engages students in all four core zones of literacy and encourages active listening during the event with activities

designed to be both fun and analytical. The teaching unit created for Voices of the Future includes student worksheets, teaching guides, lesson plans, and more. The goal is to provide educators in any subject a comprehensive plan to incorporate the election cycle into their curriculum over the next 12 months. All of these materials are FREE to members and the general public. Feel free to encourage other educators in your school and district to utilize these tools. All you have to do is visit www. speechanddebate.org/ VoicesoftheFuture and choose the materials you want to utilize. Members can access all of these materials directly from their dashboard, too. Stay tuned in the next edition of Rostrum for coverage of local watch parties in action!

GET STARTED TODAY!

Mark Your Calendar (tentative dates)

DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY DEBATE SCHEDULE • • • •

Dec. 19, 2015 (ABC) Jan. 17, 2016 (NBC) Feb. 11, 2016 (PBS) Mar. 9, 2016 (TBD)

REPUBLICAN PRIMARY DEBATE SCHEDULE • • • • • • •

Dec. 15, 2015 (CNN) Jan. 2016 (FOX News) Feb. 6, 2016 (ABC) Feb. 13, 2016 (CBS) Feb. 26, 2016 (TBD) Mar. 2016 (FOX News) Mar. 10, 2016 (CNN)

Gain local media coverage! The National Speech & Debate Association will send information about your watch party to local media! Simply download the press release template at www.speechanddebate.org/ VoicesoftheFuture and send it back to us. We will distribute the press release to the top media outlets in your area.

Questions? Email steve.schappaugh@ speechanddebate.org.

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Curriculum Corner Check out these practical ideas for speech and debate teachers to use in the classroom. Each activity is constructed to last one hour, but plans may be altered to work with your setting.

Cross-Curricular Corner Elements of speech and debate can be used in a range of subject areas. During the season of presidential debates, colleagues may call upon speech and debate teachers and coaches for advice on how to engage their students. Here is a simple lesson that you can use in a debate class or another subject area.

Prerequisite Knowledge Required: Awareness of political candidates running for president in 2016 Common Core Standard Addressed: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.11-12.3

Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, assessing the stance, premises, links among ideas, word choice, points of emphasis, and tone used. • Welcome the students/bell ringer activity. (5 minutes) • Break students into groups of three or four students. Distribute a different candidate fact sheet to each group.

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Students should review their fact sheet, discuss the pros/cons in a group, and ask any questions they need clarified. (10 minutes) • Ask each group to write a 90-second commercial for their candidate. The commercial should incorporate all of the group members in some way: verbally, background, etc. (20 minutes) • Have groups present their commercials to the class. (20 minutes) • Next Steps – Assign students to watch the presidential debate and analyze the rhetoric and performance of the candidate they were assigned. Students should assign their candidate a grade (A-F) based upon style, consistency with their fact sheet, and ability to directly answer the questions of the moderator or the fellow candidates. Students should identify which candidate they felt won the debate and justify why. Students should write their analysis, with their grade, and turn it into class the next day. Students should also be ready to discuss and defend their opinions. (5 minutes)

Debate Corner By now, many students have been competing since August or September. They’ve likely attended a tournament, or multiple tournaments. Here’s a mid-season lesson plan that can be used for any debate event. The goal is to ask students to reflect on their past performances and establish some prescriptive steps for improving the areas they identify as gaps in their skill set, strategy, or round execution.

Prerequisite Knowledge Required: Attendance at previous tournaments, ballot collection Common Core Standard Addressed: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.11-12.1.D

Respond thoughtfully to diverse perspectives; synthesize comments, claims, and evidence made on all sides of an issue; resolve contradictions when possible; and determine what additional information or research is required to deepen the investigation or complete the task. • Welcome the students/bell ringer activity. (5 minutes)


• Split the students into pairs. (5 minutes) • Invite students to pull out their recent ballots. The ballots should be organized by tournament. Students should exchange ballots with their partner. Each student should review the ballots and look for themes. On a separate sheet of paper, have them write down the themes they see during the ballot review. (10 minutes) • Ask each student to go over their review with their partner. The student receiving the feedback should confirm things they have recognized themselves, and point out things they didn’t realize were a theme or pattern. (15 minutes) • Have students brainstorm ideas for two or three specific activities they can do between tournaments to improve the areas outlined above. Each student should write their own plan for improvement, with consultation with their partner. (20 minutes) • Closing – Collect both the summary of themes and the plan from each student. Let them know you will review them and provide them feedback in a conference session during the next class period. Ask for questions and make announcements for any upcoming tournaments. (5 minutes)

Interp Corner Students in interpretation should consistently be evaluating their characterization (along with everything else that is fundamental to interpretation, such as cutting and blocking). This lesson helps students do character analysis as a way to deepen their understanding of who or what they are trying to portray.

Prerequisite Knowledge Required: An Interp script/cutting Common Core Standard Addressed: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.3.B

Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, description, reflection, and multiple plot lines, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters. • Welcome the students/bell ringer activity. (5 minutes)

• Make sure students have their cutting of an HI, DI, or Duo. (5 minutes) • Ask students to pick a character from their piece. Have them complete a worksheet that requires them to answer 30 questions about their character. The 30 questions should cover a range of issues: hair color, eye color, height, favorite book, favorite movie, means of transportation, etc. Think outside the box. A student should be able to answer any question about the character they chose. (10 minutes) • Discuss the activity with your students. Who was able to answer all 30 questions in the 10 minutes? Who wasn’t? Why? Explain the point of the activity—whether you are portraying a real life person or a fictional character, the more you think about who they are, their personality, and their evolution over time, the better you’ll be able to develop the character you wish to portray. The more thought you give to your character, the greater understanding you’ll have to make better choices when figuring out dialogue with other characters, pacing, and portrayal of life events. Pick some of the questions that seemed random and ask the students how those answers might inform choices they make about their character, such as voice, mannerisms, range of emotions, etc. (20 minutes) • Split the students into pairs. Each student should present 90 seconds worth of lines from their cutting of the selected character. Prior to performing, ask the students to tell their partners one thing they would like to improve upon. After the 90-second selection, the students should discuss ideas for improving the identified areas. (15 minutes) • Closing – Ask students to prepare a character analysis for each character in their Interp cutting. Students should come to class with the analysis the following day. (5 minutes)

Public Speaking Corner This issue focuses on Original Oratory, as one of the organization’s main public speaking events. One of the areas orators often struggle with is connecting with their audience. As coaches, we want our students to avoid going on auto-pilot. We want them to be able to create a feeling of “having a conversation” with the judge and

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other audience members. We also want them to react to laughter and pause the appropriate length of time. These are all difficult things to achieve in Oratory. This activity is designed to help your students develop conversational delivery and effective pausing.

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Prerequisite Knowledge Required: An oration Common Core Standard Addressed: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.1.C

BETTER THAN BEFORE: MASTERING the habits of our everyday lives

Propel conversations by posing and responding to questions that relate the current discussion to broader themes or larger ideas; actively incorporate others into the discussion; and clarify, verify, or challenge ideas and conclusions.

by Gretchen Rubin

• Welcome the students/bell ringer activity. (5 minutes) • Overview of Activity – Explain to your students that you are going to split them into groups of two so they can deliver their speech to a partner. The expectation of the partner is to respond as they listen to the speech. Affirmations, questions, laughter, etc., should all be part of the exchange. If the student has a question in the middle of the speech, they should ask it. If they agree with something they hear, they should confirm that. (5 minutes) • Assign students a partner. (5 minutes) • Have each student deliver their oration to their partner and adapt to any reactions/interjections. (35 minutes). • Closing – Conduct a group discussion. What did the students enjoy about the exercise? What did they find most challenging? Let them know they will present their speeches during the next class period and they will be critiqued specifically on their ability to pause at group laughter and connect with the audience. (10 minutes)

Are you interested in being featured in our Curriculum Corner? If so, email steve.schappaugh@speechanddebate.org.

Compiled by Steve Schappaugh, Director of Programs and Education for the National Speech & Debate Association

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Gretchen Rubin, the author of The Happiness Project and Happier at Home, dispels the concept of a magical formula for habit creation with her book Better Than Before; Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives. Before even addressing habits, Rubin asks readers to consider their natural tendencies when responding to expectations. Do you readily respond to both inner and outer expectations? Do you question and demand justification? Do you embrace outer expectations but find it difficult to meet inner expectations? Or do you resist all expectations, period? The answer to this question provides a framework through which Rubin explores the practice of starting and maintaining habits, as well as the challenges involved in keeping them. Some of our favorite tips from the book are “loophole-spotting,” including what loop-holes each tendency is likely to use when giving themselves permission to break a habit, and understanding the power of creating convenience in adopting habitual activities. Rubin’s emphasis on tailoring our habits to our actual nature is accomplished by leading the reader through some intentional self-reflection, including how we spend our time, what we value, and what current habits we’ve been able to cultivate. The power in her advice is that it urges the reader to ignore the impulse to copy what seem like good habits in other people, and instead identify what habits serve us, as distinct individuals, best.

Compiled by Amy Seidelman, Director of Operations for the National Speech & Debate Association


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• Partake in an in-depth review of common arguments for and against the resolution. • Have opportunities to ask questions and receive advice on strategies. • Discuss and discover timely, relevant research. • Finish the workshop being able to identify common approaches and responses to arguments on the topic. PF INSTRUCTOR | Nefertiti Dukes is currently a teacher at North Miami Middle School in Florida, where she serves as a 2015 Teach For America Corps Member, teaches English, and has begun a debate team full of enthusiastic middle school students. Last year, she graduated from Western Kentucky University with a B.A. in Political Science and Psychology. While there, she competed for the forensic team in both speech events and debate events. At the end of her senior year, Nefertiti was named the National Forensic Association’s National Champion in Lincoln-Douglas Debate. While collegiate forensics was fantastic, Nefertiti is excited to get back to her roots in Public Forum Debate in conjunction with the National Speech & Debate Association.

• Get an opportunity to delve into the January/ February topic with an expert LD coach. • Gain valuable insights on the framework issues as well as affirmative and negative approaches to the topic. • Work in small groups and receive one-on-one attention from the instructor. • Discuss and discover timely, relevant research. LD INSTRUCTOR | Tom Evnen has a B.A. in philosophy from Swarthmore College and is currently a graduate student in philosophy at the University of Chicago. Tom has been an active debate coach for more than 10 years. He has coached at Hockaday High School (TX), University School (FL), Oxbridge Academy (FL), and La Jolla (CA). Tom has coached students to elimination rounds at the Tournament of Champions 13 times, and had finalists or champions of Greenhill (and the Greenhill Round Robin), Valley, St. Marks, Bronx (and the Bronx Round Robin), Apple Valley, Voices, Blake, Stanford, and Glenbrooks. Additionally, Tom coached students to the final round of LD at the National Tournament for three years in a row (2007-2009), taking the championship twice.

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High School Debate and Political Education 2015 Kalorama Summer Research Fellowship Report by Rebecca Kuang

Introduction/Background High school debate is an excellent pedagogical tool. Studies find that debate enhances critical thinking and problem solving abilities (Colbert, 1995) and encourages awareness of global issues (Snider, 2006). In his book Gifted Tongues: High School Debate and Adolescent Culture, sociology professor Gary Fine calls debate a “valuable training ground for adolescents” because it “captures the skills of competent expression, selfconfidence in public activities, the use of logic, the gathering of evidence, and the presentation of policy options that we expect of all citizens” (2001). Debate participation is also tied to improved academic performance; studies of students in Chicago, Kansas City, St. Louis, Seattle, and New York found that debate raises students’ reading test scores by statistically significant amounts, decreases the likelihood of high-risk behaviors, and improves student attitudes toward higher education (NAUDL, 2004). Debate participation also narrows the achievement gap across race/ ethnicity and social class. A study of debate programs in the Chicago Public School district found that, even accounting for self-selection bias, students who participated in the

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Chicago Debate League were “more likely to graduate from high school, performed better on the ACT, and showed greater gains in cumulative GPA relative to similar comparison students” (Mezuk, et al., 2011). Moreover, debate has been shown to help bilingual high school students master academic discourse in their non-native language (Antilla-Garza & Cook-Gumperz, 2015). Motivation Quantitative studies back up the academic benefits of debate, but less has been written about the way debate educates students politically. Anyone who has been involved in the activity knows that debate tremendously impacts the political education of participants. Writing in the context of crisis simulation exercises, Esberg and Sagan argue that simulating policymakers, as debaters often do, impresses on students “the importance of understanding foreign perspectives… [S]imulations can deepen understanding by asking students to link fact and theory, providing a context for facts while bringing theory into the realm of practice” (2012). Debate may also foster a robust political culture by emphasizing different perspectives; Stannard suggests that debate programs are crucial for deliberative democracy

“Quantitative survey data backs up many intuitions that coaches have held about the debate community.”

because they foster public discussion and empower citizens by removing stigma from disagreement and confrontation (2006). The skills that make debaters more politically engaged citizens are important given how unequal our democracy is. The United States has deep, ongoing problems with political disenfranchisement, especially among minority communities and disempowered communities. These groups are far less likely to vote and run for political office, often because they feel they have no reason to trust the political system. This inequality is especially relevant for adolescents: research indicates that social inequality in civic engagement has grown for youth in the United States in recent years (Wray-Lake & Hart, 2012). This builds on wide documentation among all age groups that there is a strong association between socioeconomic background and civic engagement (Flanagan & Levine, 2010). Wray-Lake and Hart’s study, which uses data from the National Election Study to examine the political behavior of 18 to 29 year olds, indicates that civic inequalities persist, documenting that ethnic minorities and women are less politically involved. They conclude, “research is sorely


needed that suggests effective ways to engage underrepresented groups in the political process” (2012). Could debate be one possible answer to this problem? Can debate be used to facilitate a more equal democracy? The purpose of this research project is twofold: 1. To paint a demographic picture of the type of student who is invested enough in debate to attend a summer debate institute. Is debate effectively reaching out to the students who could benefit most from debate? 2. To explore the impact that debate has on students’ political and civic engagement and development. Are debaters more likely to participate in the political process? How does debate participation influence students’ political views? Research Design Over the summer of 2015, a 29-question survey was distributed to students at several national debate institutes (see Appendix A). These debate institutes can last from one week to seven, with Policy camps lasting longer and LincolnDouglas/Public Forum camps usually lasting no more than three weeks. Institutes can either be affiliated with a university, such as the University of North Texas Mean Green Workshops, or can be run by a for-profit company such as The Victory Briefs Institute. These camps are highly intensive and typically attended only by debaters who intend to compete often throughout the school year. Debaters at several camps were also asked to participate in group

interviews. These interviews involved between 10-15 students and were recorded, then transcribed. Interviews took the form of an open discussion on students’ attitudes toward debate and whether or how debate has changed the way they approach political and civic engagement. Aside from minimal moderation to guide the course of the discussion, students largely controlled the interviews. Participants The target demographic was students who chose to attend a summer debate institute. The students ranged in age from 13 to 19, and were between the 8th and 12th grades. The majority, 37%, were rising juniors in high school, and the mean age was 15 years old. The students surveyed participated in either Policy, Lincoln-Douglas, or Public Forum Debate. These events differ by speaking time and partners, but are all adversarial (team against team) formats. Although camps exist for other forensic activities, such as Oratory or Extemporaneous Speaking, this study includes only adversarial debate formats. The camps surveyed include a range of geographical diversity, target student population, and debate styles. These camps include: • Premier Debate Institute at the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN) • The Texas Debate Collective (Austin, TX) • The University of North Texas Mean Green Workshops (Denton, TX) • The Victory Briefs Institute at

Occidental College (Los Angeles, CA) • The Victory Briefs Institute at Swarthmore College (Philadelphia, PA) • The Victory Briefs Institute at the University of Chicago (Chicago, IL) These camps tend to attract debaters who intend to be competitive on the national circuit. The debate community distinguishes between the “local circuit,” a casual track of tournaments with a low entrance barrier, and the “national circuit.” Local circuit tournaments are attended by schools from that geographic region (for example, the Dallas metropolitan area) and are often attended by less experienced or committed students. Judges at local circuit tournaments are often referred to as “lay judges” because they may include adults with minimal debate knowledge. The “national circuit” demands much more time, resources, and training. A typical year for a debater who competes nationally might involve traveling to cities such as Chicago, New York, and Las Vegas to compete against top-tier debate programs from around the country. Unsurprisingly, many debaters who compete nationally tend to come from programs with greater financial resources and a strong debate history. (Though debaters unaffiliated with such programs also compete extensively on the national circuit, they face a much higher barrier to entry.) Judges at circuit tournaments usually have greater debate experience; they are either former high school debaters,

I also feel it starts to trivialize a lot of important issues, because we start to see certain current events for their strategic purpose in rounds.” — Student Interviewee

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current college debaters, and/or debate coaches. Regardless, the survey respondents represented a good mix of both national and local circuits. Of the 520 students surveyed, 50% reported they competed on both circuits, 33% reported they competed exclusively on the local circuit, and 13% reported they competed exclusively on the national circuit (Figure A). Students who attend summer institutes instead of doing others things during their vacation tend to be quite committed to debate. Debate is one of their primary extracurricular activities, and their survey responses reflect this commitment. 91% of students will go to at least four tournaments next year. 89% spend three or more hours per week on debate, and 20% report they spend more than 10 hours per week on debate preparation. 88% have done debate for at least one year.

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Demographic Results An analysis of the demographic breakdown of survey respondents yielded a number of interesting observations about the high school debate community. In this section, I will analyze each of the demographic attributes one by one and discuss the larger implications for high school debate. Race Surprisingly, white campers were only 36% of the camp population, despite comprising more than 70% of the U.S. population. In contrast, Asian-American campers comprised a solid 50% of the entire camp population, despite only being less than 5% of the general population (Figure B). This is fascinating. Why are Asian-Americans so drawn to debate? How are Asian-Americans represented in debate compared to other extra-curricular activities? This question should be the subject of further study.

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It is troubling, however, that only 5% of students were Hispanic and 4% of students were Black/AfricanAmerican. This indicates that at national camps, Hispanic students (17% of the general population in 2013) and Black students (12% of Americans in 2013) are severely underrepresented. If one of debate’s purposes is to encourage minority communities to become more politically active, it is problematic that

debate is reaching so few students of color. There are several problems with the debate community that exacerbate racial inequality, and these are well known to those inside the community. A widely discussed trend in recent years is how a culture of privilege can cause students to make arguments with racist and hostile implications, even if they don’t realize it (e.g., “The Holocaust was


not morally wrong because according to realism, states are not moral actors,” or “Slavery was justified according to utilitarianism because it had economic benefits for the American south”). In an activity where students are encouraged to argue topics from all possible perspectives, debaters sometimes cross the line between innovative, interesting arguments and blatant prejudice. In 2014, two high school debate coaches of color reported, “Our students have come to us wanting to quit—and some of them have quit—because they did not feel safe or were tired of fighting in an environment that tells them it is okay for society to rape and kill them and people who look like them” (Alston & Timmons, 2014). They report that the following statements have been uttered by judges during their RFDs (reasons for decision): • “Slavery was bad, but it was worth it. It is the way we were able to get the wonderful society that we have today.” • “I wanted to vote for you, I just didn’t see the impact to racism.” • “His moral philosophy does not take a stand on the possibility of you being lynched. I’m not saying that lynching you would be a moral action; I’m just saying that his moral philosophy doesn’t condemn it, and that’s perfectly okay. We need to have the freedom to argue those positions in high school debate.”

African-American youth and 80% of white youth (Cadwallader, et al., 2004.) Gender Women remain underrepresented at national debate camps; they comprised only 41% of students at camps surveyed were female (Figure C). This corroborates existing literature; multiple studies have found that women are underrepresented at all levels of competition. Most recently, Yuill analyzed tournament results from seven National Speech & Debate Association district tournaments to compare the number of female and male entries and qualifying spots for the National Speech & Debate Tournament. He found that although participation rates are somewhat equal (48% female to 52% male), male competitors were far more successful: not only were 23% of national qualifiers in Public Forum Debate and 16.7% of qualifiers in Policy Debate female, but not a single one of the Public Forum or Policy Debate teams that qualified were all-female (2013). The gender barrier in debate has multiple causes. Double standards exist

for male and female competitors; when male debaters act assertively, their behavior is seen as “confident,” while female debaters come off as “bitchy” or “shrill.” Similar standards apply to the ways women are expected to dress and behave. Friedley and Manchester argue that men tend to do better because debate rewards skills like critical thinking and logical appeals, which are associated with masculine forms of speaking, as compared to traditionally feminine rhetorical techniques of emotional appeals (1987). (I find the idea that feminine forms of speaking somehow lack logic very problematic; this only reflects ingrained misogyny in the community.) The lack of female staff at debate camps and female judges at debate tournaments also contributes to a vicious cycle where girls are discouraged from competing because they don’t see many female role models or support sources. What this study adds is the discovery that not only are females less likely to do well at tournaments; they are also less likely than males to register for camp in the first place. This raises worries about the perception of such

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Though there are certainly features inherent to the debate community that explain the racial disparity in debate participation, it is also true that the racial disparity could be caused by a variety of other social factors that discourage minority youth from participating in extra-curricular activities. A 2004 study found that Hispanic youth were the least likely to have participated in extra-curriculars: only 63% of Hispanic youth had participated in some kind of extracurricular activity compared to 74% of

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a high entrance barrier to competitive debate for women that it doesn’t seem worth registering for a summer debate institute. Coaches and program directors need to do a better job of recruiting women to their teams and ensuring that they remain committed to the activity. Socioeconomic Class The vast majority of respondents fall in the “middle class” to “uppermiddle class” range (Figure D). This is no surprise, as debate can be an extremely costly activity, especially for students who frequently travel on the national circuit. Though a handful of programs subsidize debate costs, the majority of students must pay out of pocket or pay school fees for hotel rooms, flights, ground transportation, and meals during travel. For most circuit tournaments, students are also expected to supply a judge (which means paying for that judge’s transportation, room, and board for the weekend), or pay judge fees if they cannot find one. This does not include the cost of attending a summer debate institute, which can be prohibitive. During the summer of 2015, the tuition cost for a Victory Briefs Institute was $2,695 for residential students and $1,895 for commuters attending the LincolnDouglas camp. The Public Forum camp was slightly less expensive; $2,495 for residential students and $1,695 for commuters. Similarly, Premier Debate Institute charged students $2,695 for a two-week Lincoln-Douglas Debate camp session. The University of North Texas Mean Green Workshops, which is considered a more affordable option, still cost students $1,800 for two weeks. Despite efforts to make debate camps more accessible (for example, through scholarships and urban debate programs), debate remains a rather expensive activity. Current efforts include the Texas Debate Collective, which strives to make camp affordable to low-income students. Camps such

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as The Victory Briefs Institute and the Voices Foundation have also launched efforts to provide greater numbers of scholarships for students, but the cost of debate camp is still too high for many. If debate is meant to reach those populations most in need of higher political engagement, greater efforts must be made to spread debate to lowincome students. Politics The most interesting finding from the study was the students’ reported political orientation. The majority of debaters identified as liberal; 32% identify as “liberal,” and 24% identify as “very liberal.” In comparison, only 6% of students identify as “conservative,” and only one student as “very conservative.” There are also far more liberals than moderates, which comprised 21% of respondents (Figure E). The debate community appears to be much more liberal than general population surveys would project. The debaters’ reported household political orientation, however, was much more proportional to national averages, although it is still overwhelmingly moderate and liberal (Figure F).

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However, even debaters from conservative households did not frequently adopt their parents’ political orientations. Of the 22 students that reported a “very conservative” household, seven reported that they themselves were “very liberal,” seven said they were “moderate,” and three identified as “liberal.” Debaters are very likely to be liberal despite parental influence. Unsurprisingly, the survey population also leaned left in their party affiliations; 50% of students identified as Democrats, 16% identified as Independent, and only 8% of students identified as Republican. This differs greatly from national trends; the most recent Gallup poll finds that 27% of Americans identify as Republican, 41% are independents, and 31% are Democrats (2015). It is true that younger people tend to identify more strongly with the Democratic Party: a Pew Research report found that 51% of “millennials” identified as Democratic or leaning toward the Democratic Party, while 35% identified as Republicans or leaned Republican (2015). However, the debate community still has a


disproportionately small percentage of Republicans. The Democratic bias of survey respondents might partially be explained by the proportion of Asian students. As discussed above, the sample demographic was overwhelmingly Asian, and AsianAmericans are reported to be more Figure E

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liberal: Pew reports that Democrats lead by a three-to-one ratio among the Asian-American population (2015). However, Republicans hold a 49-40% advantage among white voters, so it is still not mathematically possible for the racial composition of the sample to fully explain the liberal-leaning tilt. During group interviews, students

shed light on why this liberal bias might exist. One student, who had been raised in a conservative environment, reported: “I think I’m a little more liberal now. Right now I live in more of a Republican and conservative environment. But debate kind of like—you know, you learn about structural issues that affect you, or other groups, more in-depth when you’re forced to either read it or pay attention, and it definitely contributes to your learning process.” Another student raised the suggestion that the debate community is primarily liberal because students discuss social issues and topics of inequality and social justice rather than discussing financial topics: “I think as a whole, the debate community values social issues a lot more than fiscal issues. We don’t really talk much to fiscal issues as much as we do things about philosophy, and we don’t concern ourselves as much with that sort of thing. I think the conception of the debate community as being more liberal is because we talk about general ideas in the social realm, not the realm conservatives usually live in, or the realm of economics—I shudder to say the word.” However, this liberal bias may not be purely the result of higher awareness of social issues. Peer pressure also may play a role in the overrepresentation of liberals in the community. Students who have conservative opinions may feel they need to cloak their political beliefs to avoid mockery and ridicule from their teammates. As one student put it, “I think the debate community is primarily liberal because—and this is a very cynical way of looking at it—but almost because of

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peer pressure. I see a lot of kids who feel like they are trying to act liberal, and that could end up being a good thing because those kids, because of that peer pressure, are influenced to be—to actually understand things. But there are like a lot of kids, on my team even, who you can tell don’t really understand the issues—and I don’t really understand some of the issues. And they either go to learn more or they do it to kid themselves…. A lot of times it makes you read and it makes you pay attention to actually having a real impact, but at the very outset, I think that it is a little bit fake or superficial.” It’s possible, and somewhat ironic, that an activity designed to welcome a plurality of ideas is almost dogmatically liberal. Another student claims the liberal bias is so strong that debaters are encouraged to make “liberal” arguments to win ballots: “I feel like the actions of the debate community—they remain biased to how things used to be. But in the debate community, it’s always advantageous to be liberal, so that you can get the ballot. I think that reality has a strong bias to what we’re calling liberal right now.” Political Engagement Oddly, debaters’ interest in politics did not translate into many political actions. For example, only nine respondents (less than 2%) reported that they “very frequently” attended a political rally or speech. The majority (58%) had never attended a political rally or speech. 84% had never worked for a political party or candidate. 75% had never contributed money for a political cause. However, debaters tended to be more political active in the digital sphere: 43% reported that they had “somewhat frequently” or more participated in politics-related social media online. Only 37% reported that they had never done so.

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On the other hand, debaters firmly believed that knowledge of political issues was important (Figure G). On a scale of 1-5 (5 being “strongly agree,” 1 being “strongly disagree”), most students agreed with the statement, “Being a good citizen requires that one know about political issues.” When asked about the statement “Being a good citizen requires that you take action to support your values,” students were slightly more neutral, but most agreed (Figure H). Similarly, students mostly agreed that being a good citizen required voting in important elections— although none had ever voted in an election; only a handful were of voting age (Figure I). Discussions from focus groups shed some light on why debaters may be interested in political issues, but not necessarily act on them. One student reported that because of debate, he tended to view current events updates in terms of their strategic value in a debate round as opposed to their gravity and implications for real people: “I also feel like it starts to trivialize a lot of important issues, because we start to see

certain current events and stuff for their strategic purpose in rounds, like cutting uniqueness updates instead of the actual events that are occurring and taking that in.” Another student admitted that though the competitive element made him read the news in the interest of winning debates, debate was still good training for being a good policymaker after graduation. “I think at one end we’re better able to see critically what’s going on and the importance of it, but at the same time we’re just—we understand its importance, but it’s on the back burner. But I think in the long-term after we graduate, that understanding will transfer into our real lives. But in the short-term, the strategic value of real events motivates me to care about the news.” Another student explained that these opposing effects of debate are simply short-term versus long-term consequences: “The very nature of debate is competitive, so everything we


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a time when I really wanted to do computer programming. But after two years spent on debate and learning about issues on a global scale, I’ve learned about how things that other people do have real effects on me, and we can change global barriers. Now I want to go into foreign service, or be a politician, or something like that, so I can be one of the people who actually has control over something like a handgun ban, so I can help other people. After looking at topics like this, I realize that there are some people who do have this power, and I want to be one of those people so I can help other people out.” Indeed, the awareness that stems from debate seemed to be the strongest influence on the students who participated in focus groups. One student explained: “I think the point of debate is to make you aware; you can’t look at the civil disobedience topic and ignore the fact that certain groups are being oppressed and being hurt; you can’t look at the living wage topic and ignore the fact that some parents are struggling to feed their children; you can’t ignore people who are currently starving with the food security topic. You have to look at these things—you have to look at both sides—and you can’t be a good debater and not care, or not know. It makes you ignorant.”

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see now we’re going to see for its competitive value. Our ultimate goal is to win rounds. But I’m sure that years from now information that we learn about in the debate space does have real impacts outside of just this game that we play.”

Another student explained that even if debate does not have an immediate impact on how he engages with the political realm, it has strongly affected his future plans: “I started debate when I was in 7th grade, and I remember

Conclusion This research has provided quantitative survey data to back up many intuitions that coaches have held about the debate community for a while, and raises the question of how to make debate more accessible for those students who might benefit the most. The demographic makeup of debate is particularly illuminating. When Gary Fine surveyed a 400-student

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large sample of Policy debaters at the National Speech & Debate Tournament in 1989, he found that 64% were male, 83% of students were Caucasian, and approximately 10% were Asian-American. Even then, he wrote that Asian-Americans were a “significant overrepresentation," and that overrepresentation is even more severely exaggerated at summer debate institutes today. Fine found that AfricanAmerican or Black students represented only 2% of the total. This study finds that things have not improved since 1989. Fine found that debaters tended to come from a comfortably middle class or upper-middle class. That too has not changed. Since Fine’s study, debate is still overwhelmingly white, male, and comfortably middle class. Educators must ask themselves what can be done to make debate a more accessible activity. At present, a handful of institutions exist to attract minority students to debate—for example, Urban Debate Leagues and camps such as the Texas Debate Collectives and the Women’s National Debate Institute. This study shows that there is still a great need for the work of such programs. Finally, I tentatively conclude that debate can be instrumental in shaping political awareness and opinions, but it does not make debaters more likely to be active politically while still in high school. This doesn’t negate the positive effects of debate. Many reasons can explain why high school students are not as politically active—they face pressure from school, they work afterschool jobs, or they are simply too busy preparing for debate tournaments to be politically active at the same time. When Fine surveyed Policy debaters in 1989, he discovered that “politically, high school debaters are hard to define.” His survey found that Republicans outnumbered Democrats by 52% to 26%, which is the opposite of the results from my survey. However, he found that the

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debaters’ attitudes were “more liberal than the general public.” That has not changed. Debate seems to be a bastion of liberal thought, to the degree that it seems hostile to students who are not liberal. More research on the political indoctrination caused by the debate community would be interesting. In conclusion, debate should be conceived of as a very useful game. Competitive incentives motivate students to research new topics and become exposed to new opinions and theories. However, we should not expect debaters to immediately act on

their newly formed political opinions, or even indeed to realize at the time that they are really training to become better public decision-makers. The skills that debate inculcates likely manifest into political and civic engagement only after students graduate high school.

Rebecca Kuang studies International Economics at Georgetown University. She graduated in 2013 from Greenhill School of Texas where she excelled in Lincoln-Douglas.

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Appendix A: Questionnaire 1. What school do you attend? 2. Which debate camp are you attending this summer? VBI: Swarthmore VBI: Los Angeles VBI: Chicago UNT Mean Green Workshops Texas Debate Collective Northwestern Debate Institute Michigan 7-Week Premier Debate Institute 3. Which event are you attending camp in? Lincoln-Douglas Policy Public Forum 4. What grade will you enter in the fall? 5. Please indicate your gender. Male Female Other 6. What is your race? Black/African-American Asian/Asian-American Hispanic Native American White I don’t know I prefer not to answer Other: 7. How would you describe the socioeconomic category of the household where you live? Upper Class Upper-Middle Class Middle Class Lower Middle Class Lower Class Poor I prefer not to answer Other: 8. How many years have you participated in debate? 1 year 2 years 3 years 4 years Other: 9. Do you consider yourself: Democrat Republican Independent I don’t know Other:

10. How would you characterize the political environment in your household? Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal I don’t know Other: 11. How would you characterize your own political orientation? Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal I don’t know Other: 12. How old are you? 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 Other: 13. How would you describe the debate circuit you compete on? Local National Both Other:

18. How often have you done volunteer work to benefit your community? (1 to 5, 1 = Never, 5 = Very Frequently) 19. How often have you worked on solving a problem in your community? (1 to 5, 1 = Never, 5 = Very Frequently) 20. How often have you participated in a church-organized service project? (1 to 5, 1 = Never, 5 = Very Frequently) 21. How frequently have you attended a political rally or speech? (1 to 5, 1 = Never, 5 = Very Frequently) 22. How frequently do you engage in politics-related social media online? (1 to 5, 1 = Never, 5 = Very Frequently) 23. How frequently have you participated in a political protest activity? (1 to 5, 1 = Never, 5 = Very Frequently) 24. How often have you worked for a political party or candidate? (1 to 5, 1 = Never, 5 = Very Frequently) 25. How frequently have you contributed money for a political cause? (1 to 5, 1 = Never, 5 = Very Frequently) 26. How strongly do you agree with the statement: “Being a good citizen requires that you know about political issues.” ? (1-5, 1 = Strongly Disagree, 5 = Strongly Agree)

14. How many tournaments do you attend per year? 10-12 7-9 4-6 0-3

27. How strongly do you agree with the statement: “Being a good citizen requires that you take action supporting your values.” ? (1-5, 1 = Strongly Disagree, 5 = Strongly Agree)

15. Which debate experience level do you consider yourself? Varsity Junior Varsity Novice

28. How strongly do you agree with the statement: “Being a good citizen requires that you volunteer in your community.” ? (1-5, 1 = Strongly Disagree, 5 = Strongly Agree)

16. How many hours per week do you spend at debate practice and/or on debate prep? More than 10 6-10 3-5 2 or fewer

29. How strongly do you agree with the statement: “Being a good citizen requires that you vote in important elections.” ? (1-5, 1 = Strongly Disagree, 5 = Strongly Agree)

17. How often have you done volunteer work to help groups like the poor, homeless, or elderly? (1 to 5, 1 = Never, 5 = Very Frequently)

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Competition Events The Importance of Impromptu Speaking

“Mastery of spontaneous speaking progresses in terms of ‘aha moments’— what initially seems to be both intimidating and impossible is not only doable, but fun.”

by Iain Lampert

“Time’s up! That’s two minutes,” I said, gesturing to my new student to put down her pen and paper. “I’ll give you time signals: five, four, three, two, one, 30 seconds, 10 seconds, time’s up. Ready to go?” She was nowhere close to ready. “Can…can I have some more time? I couldn’t really think of anything to say.” Her topic was ‘persistence.’ “Are you telling me that you’ve never heard a story of anyone being persistent, or NOT being persistent, in any book? Any film? Any video game? In your friends’ lives? In your own life? There’s never been a time where someone worked hard, or should have worked harder?” “Dobby did!” she blurted out, remembering the beleaguered house elf from the Harry Potter series. “He worked really hard, and he eventually got his freedom!” She eventually told me that she struggled to get a better score on the SAT, that Martin Luther King, Jr., and Harry Potter’s Dobby were perfect specimens of determination, and that PolPot persevered to do bad things (that’s putting it mildly). “It’s a start!” I said. It was a start, and one I’d seen many times before. In my

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experience, mastery of spontaneous speaking progresses in terms of “aha moments,” or big realizations that what initially seems to be both intimidating and impossible is not only doable, but fun. Those are only two of the innumerable positive adjectives one may apply to Impromptu Speaking. Throughout my five years of coaching this activity, Impromptu has soared to the top of my list like Harry Potter on his Firebolt. In the tradition of the event, let’s examine three key areas of analysis: first, the benefits of limited prep; second, how one can improve as a spontaneous speaker; and finally (but possibly most importantly) what we can do to ensure that word of the event’s impressive array of benefits becomes more widespread. In Harry Potter and the HalfBlood Prince, the young wizard protagonist drinks a potion called Felix Filicis, which means ‘liquid luck.’

It fills him with the confidence to enter into any situation and know what to say. So, too, does Impromptu Speaking provide competitors with a plethora of academic, social, and practical benefits. Impromptu demands that students continually expand their knowledge base, but in a more general sense than Extemporaneous Speaking. Whereas it is necessary to keep up to date on current events to succeed in Extemp, Impromptu rounds with ‘current event’ topic areas also require at least a decent understanding of what’s going on in the world. However, Impromptu additionally calls for historical knowledge and deep analysis of how themes in literature, films, poetry, and plays connect to one another and the provided topic. This is nearly identical to the structure of the essay questions found on many standardized tests, including the


SAT—but while the SAT might provide a passage about the importance of seeing courageous figures in the media, giving the test-taker clear directions, all the Impromptu speaker receives is the word ‘courage’ and two minutes to think about it. It’s no surprise that Lynette Williamson of the International Debate Education Association found a correlation between even a minimum amount of Impromptu training and success on the SAT II. The benefits extend beyond academia. The ability to speak confidently with a minimum of preparation readies one for asking and answering questions on talk shows, dealing with curveballs in job interviews, improvising in front of audiences, and recovering from memory flubs in the middle of public speeches. If only Rick Perry had competed in or practiced Impromptu before his 2011 Michigan primary debate performance, wherein a loss of verbal fluency sent his poll numbers into a tailspin (Benning)! Finally, the willingness to enter into conversations with friends and strangers with strong eye contact and a minimum of ‘filler words’ such as ‘um’ and ‘like’ cannot be overstated. The self-help book industry makes more than 10 billion dollars a year in the United States alone (Myers). Given the strong correlation between public speaking and self-confidence, and the fact that not all public speaking performances are scripted, the

benefits of Impromptu stand taller than Harry Potter’s halfgiant Hagrid (Massengale). It takes Harry a full seven books of training and development to vanquish Voldemort, the lord of evil wizards, for good. Similarly, success in Impromptu requires a commitment to self-improvement. Harry is able to rely on the wisdom of mentors like his school’s headmaster, Dumbledore, for guidance; thankfully, repositories of trivia and thematic analyses are available to anyone with an Internet connection. We live in the age of the top ten list. Websites like Buzzfeed, Cracked, Listverse, List25, and IFL Science provide us with articles like ‘The Top Ten Little-Known Heart-wrenching Love Stories’ and ‘The Top Ten Psychological Experiments that Define Human Nature.’ If someone wants to learn more stories comparable to their favorite tales, it’s a simple matter of typing the name of that story, its primary themes, and the words ‘top ten’ into a search bar. Impromptu reminds us that there’s always more to learn. I generally advise my students to find ten brand new examples prior to every competition; by the time the season is over, they’ve ideally discovered at least 100 new tales of intriguing successes and failures. That’s one of the key ‘aha moments’—the realization that Impromptu Speaking is not necessarily about analyzing an idea and coming up with stories

for the first time ever in-round, but rather making connections between the presented topic and existing repositories of knowledge. By the end of the series, Harry Potter is well into his thirties, happily married, and eager to send his own children off to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Just like Harry, Impromptu Speaking has a lot of room for development. First, Impromptu rounds should be open for all competitors to see. Some tournaments treat Impromptu like Extemp in that each speaker delivers their speech, leaves the room, and sends in the next competitor. In Extemp, the practice is justified due to the adjusted halfhour of prep time. In Impromptu, the same rationale doesn’t hold up. Each speech lasts for just seven minutes, including prep time. It’s more beneficial and intellectually stimulating for competitors to see how other speakers approach similar topics, their delivery style, their story selection, and their analysis. It also minimizes the

Impromptu calls for historical knowledge and deep analysis of how themes in literature, films, poetry, and plays connect to one another and the provided topic.”

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chances of judges hearing overly similar examples or approaches; intelligent competitors will attempt to differentiate themselves from the rest, but they can’t do that if they don’t know what their peers did. Second, Impromptu should continue to expand its range of topic areas. Most competitors are familiar with how to approach abstract nouns, concrete nouns, quotations, and current events, but some tournaments are employing hypothetical questions, selections from psychological studies, and a “reverse Impromptu” format where the competitors are given three key points to cover, and must tie them together with one common theme. Finally, Impromptu should graduate from consolation event status to becoming a main event. Given that the National Speech & Debate Association is now piloting two additional prepared events, the finals audience is treated to spontaneity only with regard to current events in the form of International and United States

Extemp. It’s high time to showcase the capacity for history, art, and literature to also thrill, educate, and entertain in the high stakes milieu of the finals stage. In 1997, when Harry Potter was released, I wasn’t much of a spontaneous speaker. I was a shy five-year-old with a strong speech impediment. While I was a voracious reader, I didn’t share my literary exploits with my friends for fear of being mocked. When I finally overcame my verbal shortcomings, I was enthusiastic about the chance to speak my mind and let the world know about the stories that had touched me so much. Impromptu Speaking gave me that outlet. Educationally and experientially, the evidence is clear: magic, epiphanies, and evolution abound in the highwire world of Impromptu Speaking. Iain Lampert is the current social studies/drama/speech teacher at iLEAD North Hollywood, CA. He is the 2010 California Impromptu State Champion and now serves as West Los Angeles district chair.

References Benning, T. (2011). UPDATED: Perry support drops in post ‘oops’ polls. The Dallas Morning News. The Dallas Morning News, Inc. Retrieved from http:// trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com/2011/11/perry-support-drops-in-post-oo.html/ Massengale, J. (2014). 5 reasons everyone should take a public speaking course. USA Today. USA Today: A Gannett Company. Retrieved from http://college. usatoday.com/2014/01/16/5-reasons-everyone-should-take-a-public-speakingcourse/ Myers, L. (2014). The self-help industry helps itself to billions of dollars. Brain Blogger. Global Neuroscience Initiative Foundation. Retrieved from http:// brainblogger.com/2014/05/23/ Williamson, L. (2009). On demand writing: Applying the strategies of impromptu speaking to impromptu writing. International Debate Education Association. iDebate Press: New York. Retrieved from http://idebate.org/sites/live/files/ handouts/On%20Demand%20Writing.pdf

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RESOURCES Creating an Example Database Getting Started One of the best ways to sharpen your skills in Impromptu Speaking is to make sure you always have great examples at your fingertips. Maintaining a dedicated Excel or Google spreadsheet to record ideas and examples throughout the year has a track record of proven success.

Where to Find Examples Impromptu examples are all around us, and they’re easy to find—if you know what to look for! Think about the classes you are taking. Which of them are most interesting to you? Develop a system to highlight potential examples when you take notes in class or while reading. What websites do you visit regularly? Find a way to make them work for Impromptu. If you love a certain newspaper or magazine, check there once a week to find examples. You can also search by topic or genre. If you have always been curious about technology, dedicate an afternoon to reading about the history of computing, important people in the tech industry, and how the devices we use were created. These are just a few ways to start building an example database. Impromptu can be a very personal event, and finding a system that fits your personality will help you give better and more engaging speeches!

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2015 Hall of Fame Inductees

Nominate an Outstanding Coach to the Hall of Fame!  Who is eligible? Coaches with 25 years of membership in the National Speech & Debate Association, or who are retired from coaching and teaching, are eligible for this prestigious award.

 How do I nominate someone? It’s easy! Simply visit speechanddebate.org/HallofFame to submit a nomination form and a bio. Keep in mind, your identity as nominator will remain confidential. Therefore, your coach biography (300 words or less) should be written in the third person and focus on the coaching history and qualifications of your candidate. Some topics to focus on could be awards, accolades, accomplishments, career highlights, character, and personal contributions. Please see the sample below for ideas. Nominations must be received by February 2, 2016, to be considered for the 2016 ballot.

SAMPLE BIOGRAPHY Jane Smith has been a dedicated coach of speech and debate for the past 30 years. A five-diamond coach from Blank High School, Jane is the epitome of integrity and dedication to the National Speech & Debate Association. Competitively, Jane has qualified 11 students to the National Tournament. Her team has sent five students to the final rounds and has captured three national championships. During Jane’s coaching career, Blank High School has won the Largest Chapter Award and the District Sweepstakes Award several times. Jane has had an outstanding career at the state level as well, directing her team to eight High School League State Championships in speech competition. In 2005, she won the Outstanding Speech, Debate, and Theater Award from ABCDE. In 2007, XYZ awarded her the Outstanding Individual in Speech and Theater. In 2009, the State High School League inducted Jane into their Hall of Fame. Jane is generous with her time, evidenced by her extensive service to the Association and her state. For eight years, she

has served as district chair. She is co-founder and co-director of her state’s debate camp. Jane has also hosted an invitational tournament for the past 10 years. Her teams’ awards and achievements are only a snapshot of the important role that Jane plays in the lives of her students. Jane spends tireless hours not only to improve her students’ forensic skills, but also to be a mentor and role model teaching her students to be responsible citizens as well as worthy competitors. Jane exemplifies the true spirit of the Association’s mission to bring lifetime skills of language and communication to the youth of our country. With three decades of exemplary coaching, teaching, and service to her students and colleagues, Jane Smith richly deserves induction in the National Speech & Debate Association aHall of Fame.


Diamond Coach Recognition

Seventh Diamond u Seventh DIAMOND u Judy Kroll Brookings HS, SD February 19, 2015 • 19,893 Points Judy Kroll has been active in the National Speech & Debate Association for 40 years as a coach. She taught and coached at Brookings High School in South Dakota as head of forensics for 32 years. She has qualified more than 100 students in Policy Debate, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate, Extemp, and Oratory. Sixteen Policy teams broke into the top 64, and her teams have placed second, third, seventh, and 14th, with eight others placing in the top 25 at the National Tournament. She was chair of the Northern South Dakota district for more than 25 years; she is a member of the National Speech & Debate Association

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Hall of Fame; and she was selected as National Coach of the Year as well as recognized multiple times as Debate Coach of the Year in the State of South Dakota. She was the South Dakota Teacher of the Year in 1997, served as President and Vice President of the Speech Communication Association of South Dakota, and for 10 years, served on the Speech Advisory Board for the South Dakota High School Activities Association. She co-chaired the South Dakota SDSU Debate Camp for 25 years. She retired from active teaching in 2012 but still assists with extra-curricular speech and debate at Brookings High School.


Forensics has been my life for 42 years, ever since I competed in high school Policy Debate (armed with a recipe box) in 1972. I went on to St. Joseph’s College, and founded its speech team in 1976, a team still around today. Upon graduation, I took over Holy Ghost Prep’s program, which has enjoyed great success at PA State, NCFL, and National Speech & Debate Association competitions. During the early 90s, I was invited to start up and/or teach at institutes—Berkeley, UTNIF, FFI, and later GMIF—and composed curriculum and handbooks for students and teachers, ones that taught sound academic processes. Besides being a proud member of the Pennsylvania State and National Speech & Debate Association Hall of Fame, I’m happy to have brought Duo to NCFL, by drafting its guidelines, and to have first argued for its adoption by the National Speech & Debate Association Executive Committee in Ripon. More than anything, I believe in what this activity can do for kids, and remain generous with my time and with my resources.

Fifth Diamond u Fifth DIAMOND u David Matley Monte Vista HS - Danville, CA April 13, 2015 • 26,669 Points

Fifth Diamond u Fifth DIAMOND u Tony Figliola Holy Ghost Prep, PA February 15, 2015 • 13,002 Points

Mr. Matley has served as the director of forensics at Monte Vista High School since 1989. He has qualified more than 200 students to the state tournament and more than 140 students to Nationals. Mr. Matley has coached 26 state champions including 10 state champions in Congress (five as speakers and five as presiding officers) and six state champions in International Extemp. At Nationals, Mr. Matley’s students finished in the top 10 in their event 23 times, including the 2000 and 2012 national champion in Lincoln-Douglas Debate and national champion presiding officers in 2003 and 2010. At Nationals, the Monte Vista squad has won School of Excellence Awards seven times and the Karl E. Mundt Award in Congress. In addition to coaching and teaching, Mr. Matley has served as a leader in the forensic community through various roles including San Fran Bay district chair, Golden Gate Speech Association Congress Director, and as a member of the California Speech Association State Council since 2002. As CHSSA Congress Chair, Mr. Matley oversaw the development and modernizing of Student Congress at both the league and state level. Through his summer camps, Mr. Matley has introduced forensics to hundreds of elementary, middle, and high school students throughout the San Francisco Bay Area each year since 1992. His many honors include Alamo Rotary Club Educator of the Year 1994, GGSA Coach of the Year 2002-03, San Ramon Valley Unified School District Teacher of the Year Candidate 2008, California State Assembly Commendation 2009, Harry J. Aslan Fellow, and San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Honoree 2015.

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DIAMOND COACH RECOGNITION

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u Fourth DIAMOND u Eleanor R. Langan Scranton HS, PA April 24, 2013 • 10,024 Points

u Fourth DIAMOND u Bruce Benson Madison HS, ID March 3, 2015 • 13,400 Points

u Third DIAMOND u Dan Sackett Carl Sandburg HS, IL March 3, 2015 • 6,000 Points

u Third DIAMOND u Jerome Robinson Granada Hills Charter HS, CA April 29, 2015 • 6,001 Points

u Third DIAMOND u J. Scott Baker Cypress Creek HS, TX April 30, 2015 • 8,162 Points

u Second DIAMOND u Rhonda Martin Naaman Forest HS, TX April 13, 2015 • 3,000 Points

u Second DIAMOND u Chris Mosmeyer Holy Trinity Catholic HS, TX April 24, 2015 • 3,521 Points

u Second DIAMOND u LeNita Smith Earl Warren HS, TX April 27, 2015 • 3,000 Points

u Second DIAMOND u Raymond Shay La Salle College HS, PA April 30, 2015 • 3,013 Points

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DIAMOND COACH RECOGNITION

u Second DIAMOND u Meg Krekeler Lakeville North HS, MN May 14, 2015 • 3,000 Points

u First DIAMOND u Karen Kenyon San Marin HS, CA November 9, 2014 • 1,500 Points

u First DIAMOND u Renee Drummond Elizabeth HS, NJ February 27, 2015 • 1,686 Points

u First DIAMOND u Kristine Lapierre Vista Murrieta HS, CA March 2, 2015 • 1,500 Points

u First DIAMOND u Linda Starnes Portland HS, TN March 3, 2015 • 1,500 Points

u First DIAMOND u Becca Hier Bellevue West HS, NE March 11, 2015 • 1,501 Points

u First DIAMOND u Jody Rudolph CAM HS, IA March 17, 2015 • 1,500 Points

u First DIAMOND u Briea Williams Ozark HS, MO March 20, 2015 • 1,500 Points

u First DIAMOND u Jeri Neidhard Centerville HS, OH March 25, 2015 • 1,500 Points

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DIAMOND COACH RECOGNITION

u First DIAMOND u Angela Fulton The Culver Academies, IN April 7, 2015 • 1,503 Points

u First DIAMOND u Sharon Shepard Valparaiso HS, IN April 13, 2015 • 1,755 Points

u First DIAMOND u Adam Torson Marlborough School, CA April 16, 2015 • 1,503 Points

u First DIAMOND u Carrie Baker Ronald Reagan College Prep HS, WI April 23, 2015 • 1,500 Points

u First DIAMOND u Todd Ross Paducah Tilghman HS, KY April 30, 2015 • 1,500 Points

u First DIAMOND u Melisa Elko Woodcreek HS, CA October 2, 2015 • 1,502 Points

u First DIAMOND u Kate Wright St Agnes Academy, TX October 9, 2015 • 2,178 Points

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u First DIAMOND u Justin Smith The Pembroke Hill School, MO October 10, 2015 • 3,251 Points


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Ashley Bowen Aaron Schopper Nick Montecalvo Zachary Borman Duval Bodden Kelly Kimball Tony Stauber Yatesh Singh Nicole Vaith Amberley Ferrell Robert Ickes Crawford Leavoy Paul Miles S. Joy Carlson Lindsay McGill Brittany Hayes Angelique Ronald Theresa Blackburn Katie Scholz Tom Cork Abby Schirmer Anna Hamann

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Susan Dillingham Lynne A. Maxfield John Jefferson Newton Nick Klemp Paul H. Miller Zachary McGee James Kellams Vanessa Chapa Kyle Downey Jennifer Page Andrew Hui Nguyen David Baloche Chelsea Avalos Sarah Foster Meredith Humphrey Linda M. Burgan Maggie Rietz Eric Field Shawn Crisp Ava Nanney Anna Overbo Shelly Ferraraccio

Triple Ruby Coach Recognition Celebrating speech and debate coaches who have earned their first 750 points.

Jonathan Lee Amber Phung Donald L. Steiner Tonya Harper Joshua Talamante Sergio Martinez Janine Widman Geoffrey Curran Erica Baker Sandra M. Peek Cameron Maury Karissa Y. Talty Michael Miller Timothy Sullivan Brian Karsten Mary McInturff William Kuykendall Wendy Mucci Kathy Ruppert Luke Calhoun Steven Tye Paul Wardwell Kayla Crook Robey Holland Laura Harvey Marie Bakke Peter A. Crevoiserat

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Gabrielino High School, CA Gabrielino High School, CA Woodrow Wilson High School, OR Chapel Hill High School - Mt Pleasant, TX East Mountain High School, NM Oakwood School - North Hollywood, CA Davis Senior High School, CA Citrus Valley High School, CA George Ranch High School, TX West Hardin High School, TX El Camino Real Charter High School, CA Lebanon High School, MO Montville High School, NJ Mira Loma High School, CA Grand Rapids Christian High School, MI Desert Oasis High School, NV Trinidad Garza Early College, TX Ravenwood High School, TN McQuaid Jesuit High School, NY BASIS Flagstaff High School, AZ Geneva School Of Boerne, TX Bishop Kelly High School, ID Marshfield High School, OR Prosper High School, TX Jesuit High School, CA West Springfield High School, VA Topeka High School, KS

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(March 15, 2015 through October 15, 2015)

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COACH PROFILE Dr. Josh Anderson

Dr. Anderson is the 2015 Coach of the Year and Director of Speech and Debate at Olathe Northwest High School in Kansas.

“One-hundred years from now, speaking and listening will be no less important than it is now. At the heart of the activity, it’s what it means to be human and to be part of a society.”

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any years ago, a fourtime state champion named Danny shared an amazing story during an oration about a classmate from first grade. His classmate was nicknamed “Pokey” by his teacher, due to his severe speech impediment. The nickname stuck with this student for many years, defining his self-esteem. Near the end of Danny’s oration, he rhetorically asked the audience, whatever happened to Pokey? Danny slowly raised his finger to his chest and pointed to himself.

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“It was at that moment we realized that speech and debate, in addition to years of speech therapy, gave Danny the confidence to overcome much more than anyone realized,” says Dr. Josh Anderson, 2015 Coach of the Year and Director of Speech and Debate at Olathe Northwest High School in Kansas. “His greatest assets and strengths were once his biggest weakness. The best part of that story is that it’s true. The best stories in life, you can’t make up.” Josh shares this story of his former student as an encapsulation of what the activity means to him. “The activity attracts students who may otherwise not have a home for their talents, skills, and abilities in a high school setting,” he says. “I am sympathetic to a student who is forced to listen for eight hours a day and not given the opportunity to engage, speak, and listen as an active participant in a conversation.”

For Josh, his introduction to speech and debate came back in 1987, when a recruiting visit piqued his interest at Shawnee Mission West High School. “I was transformed instantly,” he recalls. “My time in the activity during high school was so rewarding that I decided I was going to spend my life trying to give to others what the activity had given to me.” Like many of us, Josh had one mentor that stood out from the rest. “Sally Shipley, definitely,” Josh insists. “Anyone who knows her knows of the reverence with which her name is said. It’s an honor that she has certainly earned.” Josh has looked to emulate Sally’s impact on him with his own students. That journey for him began when he was hired as the speech and debate coach for Olathe Northwest when it opened in 2003. “We started small and have since grown to almost 150 participating students,” Josh explains. His program is now in its 13th year, and he credits the longevity and success to the tight-knit


atmosphere the team has created. “We have really emphasized the family dynamic in our program,” he smiles. “We have a booster club that is very involved and creates a number of social opportunities to reward the students for their hard work.” Josh has seen his students embrace the family dynamic and mature in front of him. “The activity has opened their eyes to the world beyond their immediate surroundings. It has given them context, purpose, and motivation to become more engaged, more learned, and more prepared for the world in which they live.” This maturation process means the world to Josh, and it’s something he doesn’t take for granted. “I don’t have kids of my own. These are my kids,” Josh exclaims like a proud father. “They are my life’s work. When I see them loving what I love, enjoying what I enjoy, it reinforces how much I care about them and how much I care about their success and growth.” Josh is quick to point out that he has received plenty of help along the way. “I’ve learned as much from [the students] as they have from me.” He also credits the National Speech & Debate Association. “The Association serves as a great networking tool where all coaches push and pull resources,” he says. “It becomes the tool to connect us with others around the country.” That connection is something which Josh emphasizes greatly. “When I talk with other coaches, we share stories; we laugh, empathize, sympathize.” He knows that while they may compete against each other locally, regionally, or nationally, at the end of the day, they’re all on the same team. “We are all on the same journey with the same goals, same expectations. We also all get the same daily rewards that come with this job.”

Josh doesn’t see those rewards ending anytime soon, either. “No matter how much education changes, whether standards or funding changes, people will always care about the human condition.” Speech and debate instills many things in those involved in the activity. The rewards reaped from participating may vary, but the importance of the skills learned will never waver. “One-hundred years from now, speaking and listening will be no less important than it is now,” says Josh. “At the heart of the activity, it’s what it means to be human and to be part of a society.” In spite of everything, the 2015 Coach of the Year admits the activity can be daunting to new coaches. “It’s very easy to be overwhelmed, but that’s simply a reflection of how powerful speech and debate is for students and the community.” So what advice does Josh offer those new coaches? “Focus on the things you know in your heart are good for the students and let that be your compass,” he says. “Have fun. Try new things. Experiment with what works.” In closing, Josh offers his favorite movie, Star Wars: A New Hope. “I love mythic adventures. I am a Star Wars fan because I love the hero’s journey.” How does that relate, you may ask? “Danny,” he shoots back, referring to his former student who overcame the speech impediment. “That’s a real life hero’s journey— and there are thousands of others out there just like him who have succeeded because of speech and debate.”

Compiled by Russ Godek, Communications Associate for the National Speech & Debate Association

CrossFire We took a page out of James Lipton’s book and asked Dr. Anderson our own version of the pivot questionnaire. What is your favorite word? ‘Opportunity’ – I tend to use it in place of negative words like ‘problem’ or ‘wrong.’

Who is your least favorite word? ‘Shut up’ – I don’t think I’ve used it in almost 20 years of teaching.

What is your worst fear? Anything to do with claustrophobia (the fear of being trapped in a small space).

Who is your favorite author? Mark Twain – although the poetry of Stephen Crane is a close second.

What is your biggest pet peeve? People who share/forward/ retweet inaccurate or misleading information in an attempt to advance a political or social belief. If you truly believe it, research it and verify it first.

If you could meet anyone in history, who would it be? President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, because they each influenced the course of America at a time when change was desperately needed.

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District in Detail West Los Angeles (CA)

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ust off the Pacific coast sits the West Los Angeles district, featuring a dedicated set of students and coaches and a diverse group of schools. The district is quite expansive, touching three counties (Ventura, Los Angeles, and Orange) and stretching for almost 200 miles. West Los Angeles is ripe with diversity, featuring a great mix of large public schools, smaller charter schools, faith-based schools, and private schools. These schools house students from a wide array of socio-

economic backgrounds, something of which newly elected district chair Iain Lampert is proud. “We received the 2015 District Participation award at Nationals, which means no one program dominated our district qualifiers,” Lampert noted. Like any district, though, West Los Angeles has its own challenges. Despite the recent success of many programs in the district, there are some programs with weaker coach or staff involvement. In those situations, the District Committee attempts to be proactive in offering support to both students and coaches. The district shares this positive approach across their committee, with emphasis put on the District Tournament as a means to maintain

stability. Former district chair Leilani McHugh believes it’s the key to a well-run district. “Most of the schools in our district are really excited about the potential to send their students to Nationals,” she said. “A dedicated group of people is required to organize a well­-run District Tournament.” Dedication is important, and that is reflected through the leadership of the district chair. Iain credits Leilani for serving as his mentor in preparing him for the role. “She made sure I was in a position to get the necessary experience interacting with other coaches and judges,” he said. “I felt way more comfortable because she was willing to help me and walk me through it.”

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Dr. Kapil Anand

iLEAD North Hollywood Los Angeles, CA

Sierra Canyon School Chatsworth, CA

“Encourage your team to be as friendly, positive, and welcoming as possible. Treat the activity as fun and educational instead of overly competitive.”

“Lead with confidence and a sense of humility.”


Iain notes that his work and that of his committee does not end at the District Tournament. “You have to show opportunities for community involvement,” he said. “You can be very involved with the National Speech & Debate Association without being successful at tournaments. There’s always ways to reap rewards through public speaking and service.” As a young district chair, Iain feels he is in a unique position to offer support for coaches, especially younger coaches. “Connecting coaches with teams is a great way for us to add value to our students and schools,” he stated. “Whether the team doesn’t have a coach, or their current head coach may benefit from an assistant, we work to bring them together.” How has Iain’s short time as district chair impacted his life? “It has been fulfilling and revealing for me,” he said. “I have experienced huge support from the community, from both coaches and competitors. It was very

touching to me.” This new role for Iain is made all the more special when you consider his journey. Growing up, Iain developed a strong lisp, making speaking and his time in school difficult. “Speech and debate helped me overcome my lisp,” he said. “It’s really been revolutionary for me. I can’t even imagine just three years ago that this would even be a possibility in my life.” Under the leadership of their new district chair, the West Los Angeles district is looking to expand the value it provides to the community. Their new Facebook page is just one part of this new plan, with more initiatives planned for the future. For former chair Leilani, the students in the district make the extra workload worth the effort. “Living in sunny Southern California, in the heart of Los Angeles, we all have many fabulous distractions,” she said. “Despite those distractions, it’s commendable that they give their

focus, time, and dedication to the activity.” While no longer the district chair, Leilani is still actively involved and is offering her full support to Iain and the rest of the District Committee. “The students in our district have many, many extra-curricular activities to choose from,” she said. “I know what it takes to succeed in this activity, and the coaches and speech and debate students are so dedicated. I’m proud to support and represent them to the best of my ability.” Iain believes the West Los Angeles district can be summed up by three key qualities: diversity, involvement, and success. West Los Angeles serves as a blueprint for other districts that are looking to build upon diversity, become more ingrained within their community, and achieve results at the national level.

Victor Jih

Robert Lebeda

Leilani McHugh

Brentwood School Los Angeles, CA

Chaminade College Prep West Hills, CA

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy La Canada Flintridge, CA

“Don’t let what you don’t know get in the way. Investment and engagement is far more important to coaching than past victories or knowledge of arguments.”

“Set clear boundaries; really try to understand what your students want from their experience on the team. It’s okay to delegate responsibility to other coaches or students.”

“Befriending the facilities and cleaning staff is as important as befriending school administrators.”

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Every single day there is a situation where I utilize the skills I picked up in speech and debate.”

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he clock reads 4:30 a.m. The sun has yet to come up, and most people are still fast asleep at home. Not so for alumnus Patrick Thomas. Patrick is wide awake and on his way to work at the syndicated morning radio program, the Big D and Bubba Show. His work begins at 4:45 a.m. This process has changed drastically for people in his industry over the last 20 years. “In the past, morning show casts would arrive at 3:00 a.m. and prepare for three hours by reading newspapers, and searching for interesting content,” said Patrick. “Today, we have that information available to us instantaneously. Combined with discussing our daily lives and world events, it’s much more natural for us now to show up and jump in than it was for someone in our profession 20 years ago.” What seems like a normal, everyday task for most people, serves as content for Patrick. “My routine lately has been checking social media first thing in the morning. If I see something that is popular or has gone viral, I should know

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about that. We need to stay in tune with what people are talking about.” Knowing your audience is an important part of Patrick’s job, and he’s known that from an early age. “The first day in college, my first mass communication class, the professor stated the number one rule of mass communication is ‘know thy audience’.” Most students in the class were hearing that for the first time, but not Patrick. “I learned that when I was 15 years old from my speech and debate coach. I already had a jump on understanding that critical skill of being able to understand the person you’re talking to, whether it’s a judge, a room full of people, or your opponent in a debate.” Much of Patrick’s daily work involves skills learned during his time in speech and debate. In addition to being a member and Executive Producer of the Big D and Bubba Show, he serves as Director of Programming for Silverfish Media, the company that produces the

show. “I talk for a living, so there are some obvious applicable skills there. More importantly, it taught me how to influence people—that can’t be overstated,” said Patrick. “From working with the sales team, clients, and affiliates to dealing with the record labels and artists, every single day there is a situation where I utilize the skills I picked up in speech and debate.” Who does Patrick credit for teaching him these important skills?

Patrick Thomas (center) is a member of the Big D and Bubba Show cast. They were named National Radio Personalities of the Year by the Academy of Country Music (ACM) earlier this year, and were awarded the same honor by the Country Music Association (CMA) on November 4.


“Our coach, Suzanne Whitaker, she was tough,” he recalled. “You know how former football players talk about Bear Bryant and how difficult he was on them, but how much they all love and respect him? That’s how we all feel about Whit.” As a teenager, he only saw her laugh a handful of times (only once at a student who was doing an intentionally humorous performance). “As an adult, I’m proud to say that I’ve made her laugh a handful of times. I am even more proud to call her my friend.” The impact speech and debate had on Patrick’s life and career was tremendous, and it was for that reason he included the National Speech & Debate Association in his charitable endeavors. “I pledged to donate money each day to a different charity for 31 days,” he said. “The National Speech & Debate Association is, of course, one of the top organizations on that list.” Patrick started his career in radio straight out of high school. He’s been working with the Big D and Bubba Show since he was 20. “It’s almost like second nature to me at this point and I think that reflects on and off the air.” It’s hard to argue with him when you look at the success of the show. The Big D and Bubba Show is broadcast on 70 radio stations and serves as the official country morning show for the Armed Forces Radio Network—heard in 177 countries and every U.S. Navy ship at sea. Earlier this year, the show cast was named National Radio Personalities of the Year by the Academy of Country Music (ACM). On November 4, they were honored with the same distinction from the Country Music Association (CMA) during the 49th CMA Awards show, which was televised on ABC. The success in his career has mirrored the success he saw as a student competing in speech and

debate in high school. He holds a Quad Ruby and had the fourth highest career merit points in the state of Louisiana during his senior year at New Iberia Senior High School in 1997. “I competed in almost every event except Policy Debate. While I was best at Congress and Extemp, I lived for Humorous Interpretation and Prose Reading.” Being an integral part of a morning comedy radio show, it’s clear why his passion manifested in Humorous Interpretation. “The most fun part of my day is from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. as a cast member of the Big D and Bubba Show,” he said. “I talk about what is going on in the world, in my life, and try to make it funny.” Patrick is proud of the recognition he’s earned, including the CMA Award, ACM Award, and the various speech and debate awards he received over the years. “I brought my gavel awards to work and now have them permanently displayed in my office, right along with my radio awards.” Despite Patrick’s success in speech and debate and in his professional career, he remains humble and grounded. “Like most things in life, I probably learned more from the failures than I did from the successes,” he said. “Seeing your name on the break sheet is more satisfying to some people than winning the first place trophy is to others.” Any time Patrick is asked for advice to students in speech and debate, he consistently reminds young people to enjoy the experience. “Speech and debate can teach you so much. You should definitely take it seriously, but take time to make friends, goof around, and laugh. You won’t regret it.” Patrick remains convinced that speech and debate is a great training ground for aspiring performers. “I wish more people knew that. For me,

“I brought my gavel awards to work and now have them permanently displayed in my office, right along with my radio awards.”

it was all about the performance. I’m a storyteller,” he said. “It’s what I do on the radio and on the stage as a comedian. It’s also what I did in Extemp, Congress, and even in LD.” Reflecting on his time in speech and debate, the tournament participation always stands out. “I have so many memories of sitting in cafeterias and common areas talking to friends from other schools around the state,” he said. “Some of the best performance artists I ever saw were in high school speech tournaments.” And the cherry on top? He even met his high school sweetheart at a speech and debate tournament. “As cliché as this will sound, life is not always about winning and losing,” he reminds himself. “Sometimes, it’s about the experience—making memories, doing your best, and exceeding expectations.”

Compiled by Russ Godek, Communications Associate for the National Speech & Debate Association

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Behind the Scenes: Training and

Competing with USA Debate

by Liz Yount

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our days of training, countless beignets, and hundreds of selfies later, and I feel like I’ve known the eight other members of the USA Debate team for years. During the first training week in New Orleans, we not only became better debaters together, but we also became each other’s best friends—in person, and on Snapchat! Remarkably, our team went from being complete strangers to being a family in the span of a few hours, creating a bond that will help us immensely this year as we train to win the World Schools Debating Championship in Stuttgart, Germany. Nine debaters and three coaches trained and competed for the first time as a team at Holy Cross School in New

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Orleans, LA Sept. 30 to Oct. 4. That Thursday, we trained and talked about our goals for the year in the Holy Cross School Boardroom. Later that night, we attended the Headmaster’s dinner at Ristorante Filippo. The next morning, after exploring the French Quarter and eating beignets at Café Du Monde, we changed into our coordinating red

tournament attire for team pictures and the first three rounds of the Holy Cross tournament. At the tournament, the USA Debate team entered three teams into the pool, all of which went 5-0 in the preliminary rounds. In the semifinals, USA Red defeated USA Gold, and USA Blue defeated Battle Grounds Academy. My team, USA Red, defeated USA Blue in the finals, and the top nine speakers in the tournament were all USA debaters. If I had to describe how I felt on the plane going to New Orleans, I would say nervous and excited. The first night at the hotel was surreal. It was almost bizarre to see everyone together in real life, since all the information I’d had


about my teammates thus far came from Facebook. Regardless, I was taken aback by how comfortable I felt around my new teammates and coaches. “I was struck by the warmth [the team] demonstrated, for example, with all the hugs when meeting people,” Team Coach and Manager Cindi Timmons said. “The way they all quickly became friends over pizza, it was like they’d known each other for a long time and were catching up.” Coach Aaron Timmons said he sensed a clear sense of warmth and intelligence coming from the team. “There is an effervescent personality that seems to radiate from the team,” Aaron said. “It’s the willingness and desire to want to get to know one another. It’s the posing for the selfies when you get to see all the individual personalities reflected in expressions and reactions.” (continued on page 60)

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Meet the 2015-2016 Team Milan Amritraj (‘16) – Campbell Hall High School, CA Milan has been competing in speech and debate since the eighth grade and was champion of the Stanford National Invitational, the California Invitational at UC Berkeley, and the CSUF Bruschke Invitational. As an underclassman, he won third place at the National Speech & Debate Tournament in Impromptu Speaking and reached the semifinals in Congressional Debate–Senate. At the state level, Milan placed in the top three in Parliamentary Debate two years in a row and was a finalist in Impromptu Speaking. Internationally, Milan has won awards as a speaker, and with his team, at the EurOpen Championships in Stuttgart, the Slovenian National Debate invitational, and other World Schools tournaments. Apart from debate, Milan is student body president for his school and captain of his tennis team. He also volunteers every summer in India with Sisters of the Poor, a charity designed to help the elderly. Nikolas Angelopoulos (‘16) – Polytechnic School, CA Nikolas has been debating for six years in the MS/HSPDP parliamentary style and has been champion of the Chandler, Campbell Hall, and Polytechnic tournaments. Additionally, he is the two-time national champion in his format. Nik has competed in World Schools Debate since his freshman year and won third place team in China, second in Slovenia, and competed in Thailand and Singapore at the World Championship, where USA Debate placed 10th. Nikolas is the founder and co-coach of his school’s HSPDP debate team, which in its first year won two of the top three team awards at Nationals. When not competing, Nik is president of his school’s student body, the lead singer, guitarist, and composer in a funk-rock band, and holds a patent for a new type of electromagnetic pickup. Sonya Huang (‘16) – Leland High School, CA Sonya has been competing in Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Original Oratory, and Dramatic Interpretation since her freshman year, and is the vice president of her school’s speech and debate program. She placed second at the National Speech & Debate Tournament and 13th at CHSSA State in LD, and has experienced success on both the local and national levels. Outside of debate, Sonya is student body president, varsity tennis captain, and an active member of organizations such as National Honor Society and Girls Who Code. She is interested in politics, recently completing an internship with California Assembly member Evan Low, and has volunteered on Congressman Mike Honda’s re-election campaign. Amit Kukreja (‘16) – Science High School, NJ Amit has participated in debate since seventh grade. He has had a strong focus throughout his high school years in Lincoln-Douglas Debate. After winning a total of two debate rounds his sophomore year, he was one of 88 debaters in the country to qualify to the Tournament of Champions in Varsity Lincoln-Douglas Debate his junior year. Amit also had the pleasure of being selected to represent his state of New Jersey in the Worlds School Debate Invitational this past summer in Dallas, Texas. He helped lead his team to the top eight out of 118 teams. Amit won awards at national tournaments across the country including Emory and Berkeley. Amit prides himself on his dedication in debate, his energy in learning new ideas, and his ability to adapt to judges from a variety of backgrounds. He is captain of the Science High School debate team. He loves the city of Newark and continues to give back to the community by helping debaters within the Newark Debate Academy. Julia Lauer (‘16) – The Bronx High School of Science, NY Julia has participated in Congressional Debate since her freshman year. Her competitive highlights include championships at Emory’s Barkley Forum and University School’s Sunvitational. Julia was also a finalist at the Tournament of Champions, the Yale Invitational, the Glenbrooks, Nova Titan, Blake, Harvard, and the National Speech & Debate Tournament (House). She has been ranked as highly as first in the nation in Congressional Debate, and ended her junior year as sixth. Outside of debate, Julia is student body president, founder and president of Women in Business Club, vice president of Math Club, chapter leader for PACT (Public Awareness for Charity By Teens), captain of International Public Policy Forum, and an active member of Model UN, Science Olympiad, and Big Sibs. She is the co-founder of a women’s debate blog, Break the Ceiling, which encourages females in forensics to engage in open and judgment-free discourse.

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Joshua May (‘17) – UWC-USA, NM Joshua has been active in speech and debate for four years, competing in Congressional Debate, Lincoln-Douglas, Extemporaneous Speaking, and World Schools Debate. He is a three-time qualifier and two-time semifinalist to the CHSAA state tournament in Domestic Extemp. Additionally, he most recently placed third with his World Schools team at the National Speech & Debate Tournament while winning eighth speaker overall. Josh was the co-founder and chair of District 51’s middle school debate district. When not competing, Josh finds himself delving into politics and economics. He has interned with U.S. Senator Mark Udall and the Grand Junction Economic Partnership while also advising the Colorado State Legislature on water policy as part of the Colorado Youth Advisory Council. He currently attends United World College-USA, an international boarding school in Montezuma, New Mexico, where he works to improve access to education through Global Social Impact, a social entrepreneurship organization. Nikhil Ramaswamy (‘18) – Jasper High School, TX Nikhil has been active in speech and debate since sixth grade, competing in Public Forum Debate, Original Oratory, and International Extemporaneous Speaking. He has achieved success at the district, state, and national level and has proven himself to be a versatile speaker by combining his oratory and debate skills. Nikhil placed fifth in Impromptu Speaking at the Texas state tournament, qualified as a freshman for the National Speech & Debate Association’s National Tournament in Original Oratory, and advanced to elimination rounds in Extemporaneous Debate at the National Tournament. He is captain of the Jasper High School speech and debate team, and coaches Extemporaneous Speaking for the Rice Middle School speech and debate program. Outside of debate, Nikhil participates in his school’s theatre productions, Spanish Club, and is an active member of the National Honor Society. He volunteers for the City of Plano, where he coaches students in robotics and programming, and was accepted to the Plano Youth Leadership Program. He has accumulated numerous accolades in music, having played piano for more than 12 years. Liz Yount (‘17) – Harvard-Westlake, CA Liz is a varsity Lincoln-Douglas debater and captain of the Harvard-Westlake World Schools Debate team. Last year, she debated at the Old Parkland Invitational and in one season quickly rose from rookie to champion when she won First Place Overall and First Place Speaker at the Woodward Academy First Year Nationals Tournament for LD. Liz coached both middle school Parliamentary and LD this year at debate LA’s summer camp. Additionally, she is an editor for her school’s newspaper and has been recognized nationally and internationally by the National Scholastic Press Association and by the Quill and Scroll International Honorary Society for High School Journalists. Liz is also a member of the National Society of High School Scholars, a Los Angeles Youth Poet Laureate Honorable Mention, and Captain of Harvard-Westlake’s Slam Poetry team, where she was a finalist at the Get Lit Classic Slam Competition last spring. In her spare time, Liz is a recipe contributor to professional cooking blog Foodie Fiasco and volunteers with Operation Gratitude. Matthew Zheng (‘17) – Mira Loma High School, CA Matthew has been a part of competitive speech and debate since seventh grade, and is a returning member to USA Debate. He is the champion of the University of the Pacific and James Logan Martin Luther King Invitationals, as well as being the California High School Speech Association state runner-up in International Extemporaneous. Further, he was the youngest finalist, ranking fifth, at the Extemporaneous TOC. He also has reached elimination rounds at the California Invitational at UC Berkeley. His main events are Extemporaneous Speaking and Lincoln-Douglas Debate. Matthew also has been active in World Schools Debate, reaching elimination rounds of every tournament he has attended thus far. Matthew was a semifinalist at the 2015 USA World Schools Invitational, and placed second individually at the ARGO Championship in Piloesti, Romania. He also ranked in the top 10 at the EurOpen Championship in Stuttgart, Germany, and was a Grand Finalist at China Nationals V. Outside of debate, Matthew is a captain of Mira Loma speech and debate, as well as being competitively active in Model United Nations and National Science Bowl. He volunteers in political campaigns every cycle, and also coaches the Winston Churchill Middle School debate team.

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The next morning at Holy Cross, we were greeted with an absolutely gorgeous campus and Boardroom in which to train. The hospitality on behalf of our host, Mr. Byron Arthur, and his team was phenomenal, and I am so grateful we had the privilege of being hosted by such an amazing school. Coaches Dr. Alfred “Tuna” Snider and Aaron Timmons wasted no time in getting us started with drills, while Cindi Timmons was already booking our flights for the next training session. Their insights were profound, and their combined experience and expertise helped the nine of us improve exponentially. At the end of the day, I went from meticulously planning every comment to speaking more comfortably and confidently. “I know you can be perfect, and you will be perfect,” Tuna said to us after the first drill. “Not always, but often.” “The goals are to establish our performance [at Holy Cross] as the new baseline for everybody,” Cindi explained. “Everybody improved dramatically, so that’s our baseline. Moving forward, we can build on what we did in New Orleans by recognizing every student’s growing strengths and

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giving each student something else they can do to be challenged by and grow.” Our trip to the French Quarter was absolutely fantastic. In between eating our weight in beignets and taking selfies, we explored historic shops, listened to music, and even did a tarot card reading. The scenery of New Orleans and the Mississippi River was beautiful, despite the freezing cold, which my East Coast friends had to tell me wasn’t actually cold. Apparently 75 degrees is only considered “freezing” by Los Angeles’ standards! As a team, we definitely bonded and shared a lot of laughs. From wardrobe malfunctions to late nights doing research, I’m definitely looking forward to our next adventures together. I find there is a sense of lighthearted optimism that comes from everyone involved with the USA Debate team. We can all laugh at ourselves, while still being serious about our activity, and that is what makes our team so special. We’re fulfilling a purpose greater than ourselves, but most importantly, we’re doing it together.

(clockwise from top) The team sampled southern cuisine during their stay in New Orleans. • USA Debate alumni Daniel Garrison and Shania Hunt were on-hand to share insights with their peers. • Teammates celebrated their victory after the Holy Cross Tournament. • Junior Matthew Zheng and senior Milan Amritraj discovered similar tastes in headwear. • Senior Nikolas Angelopolous posed with junior Liz Yount for one of many team selfies. • No trip to NOLA would be complete without beignets from Café Du Monde!


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rvice e C S i t t n a e t i d ons u t S The following students have received Student Service Citations from the National Speech & Debate Association in recognition of outstanding service to speech and debate education. Students receive a citation for every 100 service points earned through activities such as community speaking or outreach. A single act of service usually garners between two and five service points. These citations were earned between March 15, 2015 and October 15, 2015.

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Student Service Citation, 3rd Degree (300+ points) Brooke Wagner Plymouth High School Madison Lukomski Sioux Falls Lincoln High School Callee Olivier Yucaipa High School Nathan Ferrell Norman High School Robert E. Naffziger Jemez Mountain Home School Hannah Bryant Home Educator’s Outsourcing Solutions Palmer Stroup Paducah Tilghman High School

IN SD CA OK NM TX KY

394 389 380 375 360 358 357

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Student Service Citation, 3rd Degree (300+ points) Gil Carter Mars Hill Bible School Davis Simpson Bixby High School El Dorado Springs High School Landon Mays Alexander Gasman ILEAD North Hollywood Kelly Gonzalez Central High School - Springfield Chris Larson Sioux Falls Lincoln High School Rannyn River Stephens Rock Springs High School Paducah Tilghman High School Micheal Hassel Gift Riley-Norman ILEAD North Hollywood Sioux Falls Lincoln High School Maddie Paul Steven E. Rastrelli Centennial High School Willard High School Katelynn Wilson Antoinette F. Gray Wellington High School Denmark High School Bailee B. Harper Jeffrey Suzuki Los Gatos High School El Camino Real Charter High School Shawn Haq Camryn Powers Madison County High School

AL OK MO CA MO SD WY KY CA SD CO MO FL WI CA CA VA

353 351 344 341 338 333 328 323 320 315 315 315 311 306 303 301 301

Student Service Citation, 2ndd Degree (200+ points) Bethel Park High School William DePoutiloff Collin Quigley Holy Ghost Prep Home Educator’s Outsourcing Solutions Sutton Haye Amanda B. Morrison Central High School - Springfield Bronx Preparatory Charter School Stephen Durosaiye Lindsey McNamara William T. Dwyer High School Round Rock Christian Academy Zoe Zapatero Nicole Floistad Bixby High School El Camino Real Charter High School Hilda R. Velasquez-Galvez Griffin Bodhi Molinary-Kopelman ILEAD North Hollywood Yucaipa High School Alexis Quintana Kate Farwell ILEAD North Hollywood Claire LeMonnier Munster High School Oak Ridge High School Kaila Sanders Sasha Rabich ILEAD North Hollywood Bronx Preparatory Charter School Kurtis Asante Michael Thomas Booton Jemez Mountain Home School Maxwell Xavier Masterson East Carteret High School Katie Buhler Pratt High School Ranna Harley Bob Jones Academy Sydney V. McDonald Bangor High School Nico Reason Jefferson High School Nikolas Segura Arroyo High School Abigail Wood Highland High School Aaron Dix Salina High Central William Foshee Odessa High School Atticus Nelson Desoto Central High School James Burnett Montville High School Krista Henderson Norman High School Chloe Haroldson Bixby High School Kelvin Amarty Bronx Preparatory Charter School Levi Brown ILEAD North Hollywood Chaminade High School Joseph Drennan Jordan Pulliam Mulvane High School Jonathan Henderson Bixby High School

PA PA TX MO NY FL TX OK CA CA CA CA IN TX CA NY NM NC KS SC ME IN CA ID KS TX MS NJ OK OK NY CA NY KS OK

293 293 290 287 285 283 281 275 275 270 266 265 263 263 261 260 260 253 251 250 250 250 250 246 245 245 245 242 242 241 240 240 240 240 238

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Student Service Citation, 2nd Degree (200+ points) Cassidy Block El Camino Real Charter High School Bailey Ann Hall Chapel Hill High School - Mt Pleasant Chapel Hill High School - Mt Pleasant Kendal Heavner Seth Latiolais Cecilia High School Jack Brownfield Bethel Park High School Karina Franke Hackley School Meghan M. Egierski Plymouth High School Mulvane High School Troy Carlson Elise Dumont Lincoln Academy Yucaipa High School Karen Ruiz Ryan Vanhorenbeck Bethel Park High School Home Educator’s Outsourcing Solutions Ariadna Lubinus Tavan Thomas Bronx Preparatory Charter School Princeton High School Connor D. Morrison Sean Rogers ILEAD North Hollywood Jefferson High School Ruthie Satchell Katherine Boone Norman North High School ILEAD North Hollywood Grace Holtzclaw Ellen Melton Norman High School Jefferson High School Rebekah Sterrett William Wang Pine View School ILEAD North Hollywood Brandon Yu Seoyoung Eileen Hwang BC Academy Sioux City East High School David Ehmcke Caleb Christiansen Beaver High School Orono High School Alexander Fergusson Veena Muraleetharan Norman North High School Jacob Corbin Madison County High School Burwell Jr.-Sr. High School Breanna Rae Dawe Jacob Garrett Jefferson High School Katelyn Maudlin Noblesville High School Independence Truman High School Karly Diana Kinsey Katie Aberle LaMoure High School Holy Trinity Catholic High School Thomas Mosmeyer Austin Godfrey Garden City High School Allison L. Meyer Harrisburg High School Mulvane High School Kallee Walton Monica Medeiros Lincoln College Prep Hinsdale Central High School Erika Mertz Eric Sun Pueblo West High School Amanda Wheelock Norman High School Patrick Aimone Servite High School Laris Biageyian El Camino Real Charter High School Dieynaba Dieng Bronx Preparatory Charter School ILEAD North Hollywood Ryann Ersoff Ian Frese Maple River High School Elyssa Glick Breckenridge High School Elizabeth Fitzhugh Johnson Ben Davis High School Adiba Majumder West High School - Torrance Brandon Martinez Servite High School Xan M. Mattek Salina High Central Brigston Robertson Breckenridge High School Lily Rogers Yucaipa High School Sarah Royse Norman High School John Scavo Servite High School Cody Smith Jefferson High School

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235 235 235 235 234 231 228 226 226 226 226 225 225 222 221 220 216 215 215 215 215 215 214 213 212 212 212 210 210 210 210 209 207 207 205 205 205 204 202 201 201 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200


Student Service Citation, 2nd Degree (200+ points) Michael Wang Dreyfoos School Of The Arts Reiko Yoshizawa West High School - Torrance

FL CA

200 200

Student Service Citation, 1st Degree (100+ points) Lilly E. Plotkin Golden High School Kennedi Cox Odessa High School Delaney Cotton Dreyfoos School Of The Arts Amanda Hoffman Sheboygan South High School Chaminade High School Peter Charalambous Sam Jones Servite High School David Norman Argeo Bergamasco East Carteret High School West High School - Torrance Jeremy (Noah) Choi Juan Garcia Plymouth High School Rowan County Sr. High School Corey Hayden Newsome Kenna Call Coronado High School Golden High School Marilyn S. Collins Isaiah Lippert Maple River High School East Carteret High School Dade Killien Grady Taylor Ratliff Chapel Hill High School - Mt Pleasant Bronx Preparatory Charter School Kelvin Uraga Kiley Weiss Plymouth High School Bethel Park High School Natalie Lalama Robert J. Behers Bethel Park High School ILEAD North Hollywood Brady Hagen Emmanuel De La Rosa Bronx Preparatory Charter School Plymouth High School Devin Gritton Samantha Togno La Reina High School Whitmer High School Alissa Kennedy Elizabeth Lindon Middletown High School Willard High School Alyssa Marshall Jacob Rice Morgan High School Aspen Butler Lincoln High School Mulvane High School Victoria Jansen Josie Koontz Plymouth High School Chaminade High School Ryan Smith Natalie Brunjes Gabrielino High School Mavelyn Cruz Bronx Preparatory Charter School Chaminade High School Andrew Garcia Brady Holiday Plymouth High School Lauren Bostedo Bethel Park High School Owen Kienzle Carrollton High School Carson Kroenke Willard High School Elijah D. Finley Centennial High School Rachel Stobbe Kickapoo High School Andrew Vo Arroyo High School Joseph Zampirri Holy Ghost Prep Alyssa Baade Willard High School Kallan Arkeder Carlsbad High School Eric Culhane ILEAD North Hollywood Samuel Culver Fort Osage High School Mohammad Diallo Bronx Preparatory Charter School Bronx Preparatory Charter School Chelsea Fosu Arushi Gupta Montville High School Jarred Hurford Plymouth High School Derek Mattix Plymouth High School Chloe Pearson Yucaipa High School

CO TX FL WI NY CA NC CA IN KY NV CO MN NC TX NY IN PA PA CA NY IN CA OH OH MO UT IA KS IN NY CA NY NY IN PA OH MO CO MO CA PA MO CA CA MO NY NY NJ IN IN CA

198 197 195 195 193 193 190 190 190 190 189 186 185 180 180 180 180 179 178 176 175 175 175 174 174 172 171 170 170 170 170 168 165 165 165 163 162 162 160 160 160 159 158 156 155 155 155 155 155 155 155 155

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Student Service Citation, 1st Degree (100+ points) Nicholas Schleith Chaminade High School India Smith Apple Valley High School ILEAD North Hollywood Kayla Ybarra Andrew Grant Zucker Northgate High School Victoria A. Reaves Central High School - Springfield Ethan Morelion Big Spring High School Annemarie Cuccia Norman High School Sherman Oaks CES Anastasiya Lisovska Sunil Alexander Yucaipa High School Blanchet Catholic School Tony Beyer Josh Casillas Bob Jones Academy Rio Grande High School Christian Delgado Kendyl Kowalski Morristown West High School Campbell Hall High School Daniel Levy Katelyn S. McAlister Raytown High School Plymouth High School Payton Skirvin Noah Spencer Shikellamy High School Rowan County Sr. High School Nathan Michael Terrell Amber Winston Louisa County High School Suncoast Comm High School Damenenka Afrika Alexis Cairy Apple Valley High School Plymouth High School Alejandra Diaz Autumn Franklin Norman High School Burwell Jr.-Sr. High School Shea Delaney Jeffres Sidra Masood West High School - Torrance Shikellamy High School Natalie Shoch Baileigh Smith Yucaipa High School Pachia Yang Sheboygan South High School Notre Dame High School Greg Bianchi Augie Marks Home Educator’s Outsourcing Solutions Haden Miller Breckenridge High School Bixby High School Garrett Wheeler Amelia Zerbe Hoover High School Wooster High School Mary Grace Gorman Segan Rae Helle Bonita Vista High School Rainy Rosch The Bronx High School Of Science TASIS England Anav Saxena Bempa Ashia Bronx Preparatory Charter School Monticello Central High School Shawn P. Bonner-Burke Hanna Cooper Prattville High School Caleb DeWitt North Kansas City High School Sawyer Hemstreet Blanchet Catholic School Jessica Mendoza Bixby High School Nicholas Passantino Servite High School Fayette County High School Jubin Thomas Dennis Valent Chaminade High School Sabrina Yee Yucaipa High School Elena Lewis Hoover High School Christian Smetana Bethel Park High School John Bai Bettendorf High School Amanda B. Stavis Newton South High School Autumn Andrews Bixby High School Alec Baullosa Jefferson High School Lauren Domino Klein High School Philip Dunne Chaminade High School Macy Goble Plymouth High School

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NY MN CA CA MO TX OK CA CA OR SC NM TN CA MO IN PA KY VA FL MN IN OK NE CA PA CA WI PA TX TX OK OH OH CA NY GB NY NY AL MO OR OK CA GA NY CA OH PA IA MA OK IN TX NY IN

155 155 155 155 153 152 151 151 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 145 145 145 145 145 145 145 145 145 144 143 143 143 142 141 141 141 141 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 139 139 136 136 135 135 135 135 135


Student Service Citation, 1st Degree (100+ points) Tiernan Hughes Bixby High School Sowmya Pendem West High School - Torrance Boca Raton Community High School Charles Schmidt Genevieve Patterson Lebanon High School Laura Payne Kickapoo High School Jayme Pate North Platte High School Tyler Kendrick Princeton High School Bishop McGuinness High School Isabella Whit Curling Atharva Aniruddha Marathe Bentonville High School Plymouth High School Yailin C. Rodriguez Jake Anderson Eden Prairie High School Norton High School Cameron Baughman Jarett Burns Edison High School Chaminade High School Edward Doran Rachel Johnson Eden Prairie High School Quigley Catholic High School Annamarie Lovre Rachel Sara Mauchline Bentonville High School Chaminade High School Edward McDonnell Sadey Loretta Mitchell Burwell Jr.-Sr. High School Montville High School Lindsay Paulen Nicole Wall Yucaipa High School Mulvane High School Nathan Wells Kent Huddleston Bixby High School Cherry Creek High School Sirey H. Zhang Austin Moore Los Angeles Center For Enriched Studies Bettendorf High School Robert Norwood Eli DePriest Marshfield High School Maggie Eckberg East Ridge High School Bixby High School Harrison Farnam Jonathan Gibson Collierville High School Kevin Mommsen Downers Grove South High School Salina High Central Riley A. Rundell Summer Smith Plymouth High School Morristown West High School Sydney Terry Jacob Totter ILEAD North Hollywood Ilene Do Leland High School Poland Regional High School Arel Doyle Kate Nguyen La Puente High School Beechwood High School Claire Bickers Sarah Chaney Middletown High School Jack Daniels Paducah Tilghman High School Carly Goldsmith Montville High School Bryan Knous Van High School Andrew Ying Cherry Creek High School Newton South High School Aidan S. Bassett Brent Hausmann Norfolk High School Savannah Kotkin Wichita Collegiate Upper School Mike Laposata Santa Fe Preparatory School Jackson Moffett Tampa-Jesuit High School Marcus Rice La Puente High School Colleen Ballantyne Vincentian Academy John Bill Chaminade High School Nicole Buntgen David City High School Bailey Burg Maple River High School Nicole Campbell Yucaipa High School Elizabeth Carrier Penn High School

OK CA FL MO MO NE TX OK AR IN MN OH OH NY MN PA AR NY NE NJ CA KS OK CO CA IA MO MN OK TN IL KS IN TN CA CA ME CA KY OH KY NJ TX CO MA NE KS NM FL CA PA NY NE MN CA IN

135 135 135 134 134 133 132 131 131 131 130 130 130 130 130 130 130 130 130 130 130 130 128 128 127 126 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 124 124 124 123 123 122 122 122 122 121 121 121 121 121 121 120 120 120 120 120 120

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Student Service Citation, 1st Degree (100+ points) Amber Crossman Needham High School Sarah Dailey Phoenix Country Day School Blanchet Catholic School Hanna Duffy Jonathan Engel Bethel Park High School Christian Gagnon Chaminade High School Andrew Hertlein Chaminade High School Kelly Lumpkin Alpharetta High School East Ridge High School Brenna Masgai Aaron Miller Great Bend High School Wooster High School Taylor Mills William Rafferty Centennial High School Clearfield High School Zac Ray Terra Wells Bixby High School Sheboygan South High School Sydney Wickland Gracie Taylor Wichita Collegiate Upper School Concord High School Jocelyn Chupp Veronica Gutierrez Braddock High School Leland High School Hannah Juang Sarah Ai Myose Sunrise Christian Academy Gabrielino High School Johnson Thai Quintin Alexander HarryBrown Pascagoula High School Gabrielino High School Johan Chiang Gabrielle Garver Plymouth High School Gabrielino High School Meggie Nguyen Owen Weber Bettendorf High School James E. Taylor High School Mohamed Abdelhady Simone Catanach Santa Fe Preparatory School Elizabeth Clevenger Norman High School Noblesville High School Grace Dean Unna Fernandez Downers Grove South High School Erin Foy East Ridge High School McAllen High School Vanessa Garcia Evan Gohlke Lakeville North High School Alpharetta High School Coyvan Greer Sophie Hilt Eden Prairie High School Trisha Hruska David City High School Haskell High School Emily Jackson Clarissa Johnson Wauseon High School Valley Center High School Caleb Jones Madison Kalvert Sherman Oaks CES Abby Kring North Platte High School Melodie Lamborn Canon City High School Kiersten Lange North Platte High School John Lara Plymouth High School Sheboygan South High School Anna Macknick Ethan Najacht Sheboygan South High School Kyla O’Connor Downers Grove South High School Jacob Redmon Richardson High School Laura Scrimenti Blanchet Catholic School Kimberly Shuman-Kellar Tomahawk High School Katelyn Smith Jefferson High School Melissa St. Peter Orono High School Gwen Ward Maple River High School Jonathan Warren Plymouth High School Nico Williams Hendrickson High School Jillian Gilburne Phoenix Country Day School

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120 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 119 118 118 118 118 118 116 116 116 116 116 115 115 115 115 115 115 115 115 115 115 115 115 115 115 115 115 115 115 115 115 115 115 115 115 115 115 115 115 115 115 114


Student Service Citation, 1st Degree (100+ points) Melissa Medal Braddock High School Mackenna Sims Van High School Princeton High School Spencer Snell Joey DeVito Gabrielino High School Karyna Luong Gabrielino High School Danielle Pacia Morristown West High School Sean Taltavall Montville High School Lakeville North High School Nicole Downing Bill Lee Leland High School BC Academy Woojin Lim Alexis Ondarza Braddock High School Wooster High School Pierre Paul Sarah Pickett Lakeville North High School West High School - Torrance Ghazi Aryan Diana Beltran Rio Grande High School East Ridge High School Kaylee Cates Young Woo Cho West High School - Torrance West High School - Torrance Andrew Choi Chad Wesley Cox Davis East Carteret High School East Ridge High School Joey Engh Thomas Flatley Chaminade High School Peters Twp High School Aaryan Jadhav Jordan Lehman Shikellamy High School Rio Grande High School Robert Leigh Christopher Loumeau Chaminade High School Bettendorf High School Adejoke Mason Tony May East Ridge High School Meghan McGinnis Skyline High School Centennial High School Nathan Navratil Eve Petty White House High School Alexis Pudvan Blue Valley North High School Glenbrook South High School Jack Riley Matt Risner Plymouth High School South Anchorage High School Garrett Barron Rutherford Jermaine Van Buren Oak Grove High School Ray Varela William Tennent High School Norfolk High School Daniel Vinson Simon Williger Chesterton High School East Ridge High School Samantha Wynn Tyler J. Goplen Luther Preparatory School Amanda Jacobs Santa Fe Preparatory School Gina Maran Santa Fe Preparatory School Maddie Rose Dupre Milton Academy Madison Estes Union High School Haskell High School Cierra Jackson Rachel Moore Sandra Day O’Connor High School Avery AnnaPark Milton Academy Ravi Upadhya Montville High School Christin Villalobos Gabrielino High School Victoria Villalobos Gabrielino High School Samira Abed Edison Computech High School Lusiana Avalos Dardanelle High School Samantha Cooper Breckenridge High School Jacob Esqueda La Puente High School Madeline Keller North Kansas City High School Jarod Marty-Kennedy Walker High School

FL TX TX CA CA TN NJ MN CA CN FL OH MN CA NM MN CA CA NC MN NY PA PA NM NY IA MN UT MN TN KS IL IN AK MS PA NE IN MN WI NM NM MA OK OK TX MA NJ CA CA CA AR TX CA MO MN

114 114 113 112 112 112 112 111 111 111 111 111 111 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 109 109 109 108 108 108 108 108 108 108 108 107 107 107 107 107 107

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Student Service Citation, 1st Degree (100+ points) Chance Smith Resurrection Christian School Lexi Snoddy Wooster High School Brookings High School Joshua Sorbe Raegan English Dardanelle High School Shivam Jindal Leland High School Mariah Menendez Kerr High School Andrew Norsworthy Home Educator’s Outsourcing Solutions Leland High School Anirvin Sikha Kayla Smith Oak Ridge High School Yucaipa High School Sasha Alexander Madison Anderson Lincoln High School Midlothian High School Daisy Kate Bedser Jace Blankenship Valley Center High School Eagan High School William Cobbett Caleb Francois Southeast High School Sumner Academy Michael Franklin Joseph D. Gavato Centennial High School Alpharetta High School Caleb Graham Hakwon Hawkins Irmo High School McClintock High School Preston Makoto Hunter Nolan Jobe Bixby High School Wauseon High School Blade Johnston Damon K. Jones Salina High Central Livingston High School Natalie Elisabeth Kahn Jacob Keith Muldrow High School McClintock High School Shaul Leket-Mor Jacob Matthews West High School - Torrance Nick Meler Sherando High School Home Educator’s Outsourcing Solutions Henry Meredith Seirra Mitchell Stranahan High School Christina Nguyen Alpharetta High School Alhambra High School Andrew Pham Benjamin Pope McClintock High School Purdy High School Kaden Propps Samantha Lina Ruiz Downers Grove South High School Andrew Thomas Sexton Rowan County Sr. High School Montville High School Anjali Shah Grace Shau Milpitas High School Alpharetta High School Morgan Shields Jacob Snow Independence Truman High School Brooklynne Stewart Navasota High School Hamdan Suhail Downers Grove South High School Kenzie Taylor Muldrow High School Lane Terry Munster High School Navasota High School Celeste Tovar Juliette Turner Hockaday School Savannah Underhill White House High School Benjamin Winograd Needham High School Beatriz Almeida Harrison High School Carmen Cheung The Bronx High School Of Science Megan Garcia Princeton High School Logan J. Harner Salina South High School Meghana Krishnakumar Pine View School Nithya Reddy Montville High School Dany Rios Princeton High School Jacob Sproat Lebanon High School

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107 107 107 106 106 106 106 106 106 105 105 105 105 105 105 105 105 105 105 105 105 105 105 105 105 105 105 105 105 105 105 105 105 105 105 105 105 105 105 105 105 105 105 105 105 105 105 105 104 104 104 104 104 104 104 104


Student Service Citation, 1st Degree (100+ points) Hunter Wilson Princeton High School Alyse Christensen Willard High School Wellington High School Amaris Fairchild Caitlin Haskett Danville High School Emily Mae Jimenez Golden High School Kelli MacLauchlin Danville High School Jared Bardar Wadsworth City School Brookings High School Josie Dokken Michael Dylan Johnson Harrisonville High School Lennox High School Travis D. Klinkhammer Yvonne Taboh Kerr High School Palo Alto High School William Zhou Fiona Adams Madison West High School West High School - Torrance Nadir Akhtar Vriginia D. Alex Milton Academy Santa Fe Preparatory School Jasmine Alvarado Sean Barclay Chaminade High School Ben Davis High School Romeo Barrientos Rachel Bednarowski Appleton East High School Raytown High School Braden Best Christian Borkey Gilmour Academy Klein High School Savannah Boyd Lindsay Brantley Westmoore High School Ardmore High School Jessica Cajina Aeshna Chandra Milton Academy Gabrielino High School Eldwin Chiang Leah Crandell Downers Grove South High School Andrew Daniel Chaminade High School Oologah High School Lacye Day Breanna Demaline Wauseon High School Brie Etoniru Milton Academy Milton Academy Sarah Casey Ford Aaron B. Foster Newton South High School Jefferson High School Brianna Gamble Brianna Goodchild St. Michael Albertville High School Nicholas K. Govindan Milton Academy Norman High School Jessica Haralson Sean Kelley Gilmour Academy Valley Center High School Claire Kirkland Zachary S. Kujath Raytown High School Clayton LeCain-Guffey Jefferson High School Ryan Lippert Eden Prairie High School Jack Manzolillo Chaminade High School Preston Moore Amarillo High School Brookings High School Justin Nielson Sally Pearson Eden Prairie High School Erika Phyillaier Beaver High School Matthew Reid Chaminade High School Manuela Reyes Bronx Preparatory Charter School Arrah Roach Ardmore High School Jillian Smith Plymouth High School Grace Leora Stanfield Milton Academy Jeremy Stark Campbell Hall High School Madison Stephens Bixby High School Maximus Wohler North Platte High School Jack Wooton Wheaton Warrenville South High School

TX MO FL KY CO KY OH SD MO SD TX CA WI CA MA NM NY IN WI MO OH TX OK OK MA CA IL NY OK OH MA MA MA IN MN MA OK OH KS MO IN MN NY TX SD MN UT NY NY OK IN MA CA OK NE IL

104 103 103 103 103 103 102 102 102 102 102 101 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100

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ALABAMA Will Haynes Kevin Wu

Spain Park High School Hoover High School

ARIZONA Christopher Moffitt Rachel Neglia Benjamin Silva

Tempe Preparatory Academy Tempe Preparatory Academy Mesquite High School

ARKANSAS Julia Gardner Jacob Holland

Cabot High School Cabot High School

CALIFORNIA Harry Aaronson Milan Amritraj Cecelia Jane Andrews Eric Culhane Richard Ding Mia Ehrenberg Ben Gardner-Gill Alexander Gasman Gavin Greene Lauren Heitmann Segan Rae Helle Emily Ann Horak Sonya Huang Sujin Jeong Chelsea Ji Annika Kim Alexis Lee Joanne Lee Victor Li Anna Lu Sharon Lu Jason Ma Jeremy Marsh Louisa Melcher Sean Park Jesse Payan Vivienne Pismarov Ryan Powell Irene Quach Matthew Ramirez Mariah Stewart Ashwin Vaidyanathan Andres Vazquez

Notre Dame High School - Sherman Oaks Campbell Hall High School Miramonte High School ILEAD North Hollywood Gabrielino High School Campbell Hall High School Los Altos High School ILEAD North Hollywood Claremont High School Yucaipa High School Bonita Vista High School Wm S Hart High School Leland High School Leland High School Yucaipa High School Los Osos High School Citrus Valley High School Honor Academics Arcadia High School Palo Alto High School Gabrielino High School Gabrielino High School Chaminade College Prep Immaculate Heart High School Oxford Academy Arroyo High School Notre Dame High School - Sherman Oaks Notre Dame High School - Sherman Oaks Gabrielino High School Los Osos High School Presentation High School Los Altos High School Arroyo High School

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CALIFORNIA (continued) Jacky Ye Brandon Yu Andy Zhang

Arroyo High School ILEAD North Hollywood Claremont High School

COLORADO Alina Alimova Stewart Aslan Matthew Barad Jade Benson Rachel Cruz Melanie Eoff Grace Kendziorski Anna Kozler Nisha Maheshwari Tiana Menon Mina Mungekar Claire Murtha Anna Rose Jay Shearrow Teal Witter

Smoky Hill High School Palisade High School Air Academy High School Fairview High School Palisade High School Smoky Hill High School Air Academy High School Regis Jesuit High School Fairview High School Palisade High School Smoky Hill High School Longmont High School Air Academy High School Palisade High School Fairview High School

FLORIDA Shamshad Ali Chad Anderson Kaleta Arase Michael Beer Aravind Byju Grant Chiappelli Avi Samuel Dahan Caitlyn Dang Burke Findley Samantha Hanan Emma Hollingsworth Samuel Joyce Alexandra Knapp Bailey Macejak Manuel Osaba Naba Rahman Margo Rometo Jacob Ronkin Carlos Sanchez Sam Schimek Rikhav Shah Sho Szczepaniuk Maddie Wettach Chris Winton-Burnette

Suncoast Comm High School Pine View School Pine View School Suncoast Comm High School Pine View School Western High School Boca Raton Community High School Western High School Boca Raton Community High School Pine View School Pine View School St. Petersburg High School Pine View School Pine View School Western High School Pine View School Pine View School University School Pine View School Pine View School Lake Highland Preparatory Pine View School Lake Highland Preparatory Pine View School

GEORGIA Liliana Burgess Jamie Davenport Brandon James

Woodward Academy Grovetown High School Fayette County High School

IDAHO Masyn Barney Bridget Garner

Madison High School Madison High School


Spark Leaders IDAHO (continued) Xavier Haemmerle Michael Kelly Canwen Xu

Wood River High School Madison High School Timberline High School

ILLINOIS Toni Adeyemi Timothy Brian Arnold III Nishanth Asokan Jane Brennan Ethan Castro Steven Chun Brett Cohen Brett Cotler Julia Couillard Jackson Dockery Avi Dravid Joshua DuBois Katherine Fitzgerald Karli Goldenberg Jeremy Hoffen Zach Kennedy Noah Kerwin Christopher Kivlahan Christen Massouras Marcella Miller Libby Morris Allison O’Connor Rudy Repa Reese Richardson Jacob Rose Ryan Spector Anthony Trufanov

Hinsdale Central High School Downers Grove South High School Glenbrook South High School Glenbrook South High School Elk Grove High School Hinsdale Central High School Downers Grove South High School Glenbrook North High School Downers Grove South High School Hinsdale Central High School Glenbrook South High School Downers Grove South High School Prospect High School Niles North High School Glenbrook North High School Downers Grove South High School Glenbrook South High School Prospect High School Hinsdale Central High School Granite City Sr. High School Hinsdale Central High School Prospect High School Grant Community High School Downers Grove South High School Glenbrook North High School Glenbrook North High School Glenbrook North High School

INDIANA Katherine Bolek Rohan Chatterjee Chetan Chauhan Charles DeCesaris Vijai Kumar Dharla Matt Eggers Mariann Fant Walker Hedgepath Allison Hemingway Sai Sripad Kodukula Nadia Mario William McDunn Anthony Nelson Elena Piech Dax Ritter Mona Sehgal Tom Sweeney Madison Switalla Tim Vincent Zoe Walker Gracie Webb

Chesterton High School Munster High School Munster High School Munster High School Munster High School Chesterton High School Columbus East High School Munster High School Munster High School Munster High School Chesterton High School Munster High School Valparaiso High School Munster High School Valparaiso High School Valparaiso High School Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School Munster High School Chesterton High School Cathedral High School Columbus East High School

INDIANA (continued) Galen G. Wong Eric Zhong

Chesterton High School Chesterton High School

IOWA Olivia Grubbs

West High School - Davenport

KANSAS William Bledsoe Dominika Cornejo Srividya Dasaraju Baine Dikeman Alex Ghekas Alexander Goudie-Averill Ethan Hawn Jacob Hegna Nathan Hostert Courtney Klaus Hannah Lee Joseph Loomis Hayley Luna Joseph Mathew Laura M. Nicolae Guillermo Perez Soberanes Chloe Y. Philippe Ashlyn Pretz Madison Sawyer Jacob Schaefer Lainey Schrag Jared M. Shipley Garrett Tatro Alexander L. Trobough James Wu

Shawnee Mission East High School Kapaun Mount Carmel High School Washburn Rural High School Mulvane High School Blue Valley Southwest High School Topeka High School Pittsburg High School Blue Valley Southwest High School Kapaun Mount Carmel High School Mulvane High School Lawrence High School Pratt High School Lawrence High School Pittsburg High School Washburn Rural High School Andover Central High School Topeka High School Andover Central High School Topeka High School Pratt High School Blue Valley Southwest High School Washburn Rural High School Fort Scott High School Sumner Academy Washburn Rural High School

KENTUCKY Amir Lowell Abou-Jaoude Stephanie McClain Meredith Sweasy Rachel Todd

Henry Clay High School Calloway County High School Beechwood High School Murray High School

MAINE Elise Dumont

Lincoln Academy

MARYLAND Joseph Smith

Reservoir High School

MASSACHUSETTS Shira Abramovich Vrinda Agarwal Amanda Chen Bella S. Ehrlich Margaret Gach Jonathan A. Kirshenbaum Joonha Lee Nathaniel Mahowald Grace Panetta

Newton South High School Acton-Boxborough Regional High School Weston High School Newton South High School Shrewsbury High School Newton South High School Acton-Boxborough Regional High School Shrewsbury High School Waring School

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MASSACHUSETTS (continued) Rea Savla Sachin Srivastava Carolyn Zhou

Acton-Boxborough Regional High School Newton South High School Acton-Boxborough Regional High School

MICHIGAN Henry Sullivan Atkins

Grand Rapids City High School

MINNESOTA Kayleen M. Berg Shaan Bijwadia Noah Eckberg Lauren Kirkley Rachel Ortega Devon D. Pendergast Neil Allen Porter Nicole Riegert Ariana Schneiderhan Alex Screaton Malak Shahin Thomas Sullivan Thomas Toghramadjian Emily Widman

Blaine High School St. Paul Academy & Summit School East Ridge High School Rosemount Sr. High School Walker High School Blaine High School Wrenshall School ISD #100 Dilworth Glyndon Felton High School Blaine High School Stillwater Area High School Marshall High School East Ridge High School St. Paul Academy & Summit School Walker High School

MISSISSIPPI Raveena Aggarwal Joseph Araujo Nikhil Arora James Asbill Currie Blackwell Ian Hennington Johanna Masterson Lauren McCaffrey Meredith Morris Andrew Wildman

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School Murrah High School St. Andrew’s Episcopal School Madison Central High School Petal High School Madison Central High School Petal High School Petal High School St. Andrew’s Episcopal School Laurel Christian School

MISSOURI Tyler Behymer Anthony Michael Carr Johnathan Christy Benjamin Collinger Allison Dodge Simi Falako Caleb Gill Desiree Hansen Miriam Hauptman Elizabeth K. Lee Lydia Lin Telyse S. Masaoay Madison McBratney Riley Messer Alexis Nelson Soojin Park Kirsten Pryde Tushar Raj Mira Rao

Lee’s Summit High School Glendale High School Lee’s Summit High School Ladue Horton Watkins High School Diamond High School Ladue Horton Watkins High School West Plains High School Central High School - Springfield Ladue Horton Watkins High School Central High School - Springfield Parkway South High School Central High School - Springfield Platte County High School Fort Osage High School Lebanon High School Central High School - Springfield Blue Springs South High School Ladue Horton Watkins High School Camdenton High School

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MISSOURI (continued) Sarah Elizabeth Robertson Kaleb James Rupe Rasika Sant Chase Scanlan Nicholas Drake Swanson Tricia Ruth Swartz Noah Ward Aaron Wood Dalton Zimmerman

Glendale High School Blue Springs South High School Ladue Horton Watkins High School Parkway South High School Blue Springs South High School Central High School - Springfield Parkview High School Platte County High School Bolivar R 1 High School

MONTANA Jesse Knapp Logan Kropp Arizona Martin Wyatt McGillen Nick Sundberg

Corvallis High School Great Falls Russell High School Hamilton High School Flathead High School Stevensville High School

NEBRASKA Kylee Beyea Cooper Christiancy Claire Davis Breanna Rae Dawe Margaret Gies Makayla Haussler Sofia Hingorani Kaila Hubbs Greg T. Huber Allison Kmiecik Madison Morrissette Samantha Ann O’Neal Megan Alexix Ono Trev Riekenberg Swetha Tatineni Jenna Taylor

Gothenburg High School Lincoln Southwest High School Marian High School Burwell Jr.-Sr. High School Lincoln Southwest High School Lincoln Southwest High School Marian High School Millard North High School Creighton Preparatory School Marian High School Millard North High School Burwell Jr.-Sr. High School Burwell Jr.-Sr. High School Lincoln Southwest High School Lincoln Southwest High School Marian High School

NEVADA Jessica Abbott Amar Shah

Spring Valley High School Green Valley High School

NEW JERSEY Jai Amin Nicholas Ayala James Burnett James Dolan Natasha Dusaj Alexander Eichler Vicky Han Justin Hsieh Elaine Huang Pranav Kumar Christopher Mayer Dana Murphy Alexandros Pandazis Muhil Ravichandran Stacy Wang

Delbarton School Delbarton School Montville High School Delbarton School Montville High School Delbarton School Montville High School Delbarton School Montville High School Montville High School Montville High School Montville High School Montville High School Montville High School Montville High School


Spark Leaders NEW JERSEY (continued) Shad Yasin

Montville High School

NEW MEXICO Adelynn Nee

East Mountain High School

NEW YORK Tyler Flannery

Cathedral Prep Seminary

NORTH CAROLINA Sabrina Ellen Carraway Loften Deprez Manisha Dubey Johnathan Bryan Joyner

East Carteret High School Durham Academy Ardrey Kell High School East Carteret High School

NORTH DAKOTA Neeraj Advani Lillian Anderson Eliana Goehring Andrew Hao Jared Melville Sarah Tarvestad

West Fargo High School Fargo North High School Fargo Shanley High School Fargo North High School Fargo Shanley High School Fargo North High School

OHIO Mia Battaglia Josh Brody Jack Bruno Michael Burchfield Coral Ciupak Kelly Dremann Daniel Driscoll Michael Eggiman Olivia Fried Larry Fulton Gino Ginnetti Shaleen Goel Tommy Graham Bailey Hardy Brooke Hardy Emily Hedlund Allison Hose Anna R. Huntsman Cooper Johnson Alexander Kan Swetha Kareti Nicole Kastelic Michael Kinkoph Brenden Kost Nicholas Lee Cameron Maras Motoki Maxted Connor McGinley Aman Nair Scott Nicholson Storm Nicholson

Canfield High School Sylvania Southview High School Wadsworth City School Sylvania Southview High School Medina Senior High School Perry High School Cardinal Mooney High School Cardinal Mooney High School Hawken School Hawken School Cardinal Mooney High School Sylvania Southview High School Stow-Munroe Falls High School Wauseon High School Wauseon High School Hawken School Wadsworth City School Perry High School Canfield High School Canfield High School Hawken School Hawken School Stow-Munroe Falls High School Wauseon High School Wooster High School Canfield High School Wauseon High School Edison High School Hawken School Wooster High School Wooster High School

OHIO (continued) Olivia Pickard Melissa Rindfleisch Caroline Smith Cameron Stebbins Cole Stiriz Morgan Walker Jack Weisman

Wadsworth City School Vermilion High School Cardinal Mooney High School Stow-Munroe Falls High School Wauseon High School Vermilion High School Hawken School

OKLAHOMA Jaycee Bayless Aubrey Crynes Dylan Dawson Seth Hale Zachary Andrew Haskins Spencer Redcorn Steve Zhang

Guymon High School Norman North High School Norman North High School Guymon High School Cascia Hall Preparatory Guymon High School Norman North High School

OREGON Louiza Bovaeva Laurel M. Eddins Bhavin Gupta Jennie Jiang Shawn Lee Anthony Zheng

Clackamas High School Oak Hill School Westview High School Clackamas High School Clackamas High School Westview High School

PENNSYLVANIA Apoorv Anand Emily Augustine Jack Brownfield Grace Jin Cameron Kehm Alex Kruszewski Austin A. Kuntz Naomi W. Li Sean McClaine Zain Mehdi Amanda Mooney Pranav Murthy Siddarth Narayan Ashwin Reddy Christian Smetana Barron Williams Joe Zhao

North Allegheny Sr. High School Bethel Park High School Bethel Park High School North Allegheny Sr. High School West Allegheny High School Mercyhurst Prep School Quigley Catholic High School Southern Lehigh High School Bethel Park High School North Allegheny Sr. High School Sayre Area High School North Allegheny Sr. High School North Allegheny Sr. High School North Allegheny Sr. High School Bethel Park High School Danville Area High School North Allegheny Sr. High School

SOUTH CAROLINA Lauren H. Jacquette Margaret E. Whiston Craig Yount

Bob Jones Academy Riverside High School Hillcrest High School

SOUTH DAKOTA Manaal H. Ali Ann Marie Anderson Berk Ehrmantraut Jordann C. Krouse

Harrisburg High School Harrisburg High School Beresford High School Harrisburg High School

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ACADEMIC ALL AMERICANS TENNESSEE Paul Bousquet Olivia Byrd Anna Lee Hawkins Peyton Holman Hayden Nelson Rebekah Ninan Sarath Pavuluri Benjamin Rando Curren Shah Keegan Tucker Abraham Westbrook

Battle Ground Academy Jefferson County High School Jefferson County High School White House High School White House High School Brentwood High School Brentwood High School Brentwood High School Brentwood High School Jefferson County High School Brentwood High School

TEXAS Sarah Al-shalash Natalie Alexander Maxwell Wallace Anderson Zain Aziz Jonathan Beavers Sarah Boatwright Gage Brandt Bryce James Broomham Joseph Cantu Jared Chenevey Eva Ruth Christophel David Dam Joseph DePumpo Zach Falkenbury Avery Mitchell Flessner Sven Flores Roya Fozouni Anson Fung Caroline Hao Ezhan Hasan Usmaan Hasan Azhar Hussain Shishir Jessu Allee Johnson Caleb Jones Simi Kaur Samantha Love Alexis Luoma Jessica Males Gavin Martin Walton-Gray Martin Mallan Mauldin Jonathon Collin McClanahan John McMillan

Centennial High School Westwood High School Lovejoy High School Carroll High School - Southlake St. Thomas High School St. Agnes Academy La Vernia High School Lovejoy High School Strake Jesuit College Preparatory North Lamar High School Home Educator’s Outsourcing Solutions Westwood High School Carroll High School - Southlake Hendrickson High School Lovejoy High School Jersey Village High School Centennial High School Strake Jesuit College Preparatory Plano West Sr. High School All Saints Episcopal School Plano West Sr. High School Carroll High School - Southlake Plano West Sr. High School Lake Travis High School Home Educator’s Outsourcing Solutions Centennial High School Centennial High School Centennial High School Kingwood High School Lamar High School - Houston Friendswood High School Hallsville High School Oak Ridge High School Strake Jesuit College Preparatory

Do you have what it takes?

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TEXAS (continued) Amber Monks Ethan Morelion Jacob O’Shea Aman Panjwani Neil Patel Phillip Pergande Sarah Janette Phillips Aaron Raj Mary Angela Ricotta Maddox W. Robinson Jordan Rojas Blake Seaman Thomas Stewart Mafaaz Tanzeem Catherine Terrace Alberto Tohme Anthony Tohme Ashley Tsao Chandler Webb Claire Weber Alexander Yoakum Joe Zaghrini

Big Spring High School Big Spring High School Kingwood High School Monsignor Kelly Catholic High School Plano West Sr. High School Round Rock Christian Academy All Saints Episcopal School Plano West Sr. High School St. Agnes Academy John Paul II High School Hendrickson High School Allen/Lowery High School Strake Jesuit College Preparatory Carroll High School - Southlake Kingwood High School Strake Jesuit College Preparatory Strake Jesuit College Preparatory Garland High School Central High School - San Angelo La Vernia High School Grapevine High School Strake Jesuit College Preparatory

UTAH Isabelle Broussard Caleb Christiansen Max Cline Everest Fang Emily Gordon Chantelle Gossner Jaden Lessnick Hanah Morin Hans Christian Pande Parker Pingel Jacob Rice Tyler J. Roberts Sasha Esprit Sloan Caitlin Walrath Cameron Welburn

Skyline High School Beaver High School Skyline High School Skyline High School Rowland Hall-St. Mark Weber High School Rowland Hall-St. Mark Skyline High School Woods Cross High School Beaver High School Morgan High School Skyline High School Woods Cross High School Rowland Hall-St. Mark Juab High School

WASHINGTON Ryan Hartman Daanish Khazi Kevin Pusich

Mount Si High School Thomas Jefferson High School Mount Si High School

WISCONSIN Andrew Patterson

Mukwonago High School

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Welcome New Schools Buckhorn High School Lee High School New Century Technology High School Park Crossing High School The Capitol School Westminster Christian Academy Crossett High School Lee Williams High School Tonopah Valley High School 32nd St. USC Performing Arts Magnet Academy Of Our Lady Of Peace High School Bridges Academy Classical Academy High School Debate League Homeschool East Valley High School Hallmark Charter School John Swett High School Livermore Valley Charter Preparatory High Madison Park Art & Business Academy Orosi High School Richmond High School Sage Hill School San Juan Hills High School Valor Academy Charter High School Westchester Secondary Charter Westlake High School Aurora West High School Collegiate Academy Of Colorado Hope Online Mead High School Northfield High School Pinnacle High School William Smith High School York International School Hills Academy Dayspring Academy Miami Arts Studio 6-12 At Zelda Miami Community Charter High School Somerset Academy Charter High School Briarwood Academy Charles R. Drew Senior Academy Cross Keys High School New Manchester High School Rockdale County High School Waipahu High School Hinsdale South High School Legal Prep Charter Academy Trinity High School

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AL AL AL AL AL AL AR AZ AZ CA CA CA CA CA CA CA CA CA CA CA CA CA CA CA CA CA CO CO CO CO CO CO CO CO CT FL FL FL FL GA GA GA GA GA HI IL IL IL

(March 15, 2015 through October 15, 2015)

Christel House Academy South Frontier High School Classical School Of Wichita Trinity Christian Academy Archbishop Chapelle High School Cedar Creek School West Ouachita High School Another Course To College Boston International High School Margarita Munez Academy Redemption Christian Academy Walpole High School Xaverian Brothers High School Arundel High School DuVal High School St. Vincent Pallotti High School The Gunston School Pennfield Schools Washtenaw International High School Hutchinson High School Parnassus Preparatory School Twin Cities Academy Confluence Preparatory Academy Grand Center Arts Academy Hollister High School Liberty High School Lutheran High School North Muriel W. Battle High School Osage High School Windsor C-1 High School South Jones Jr./Sr. High School Harlem High School Buncombe County Early College Early College Of Forsyth County Manteo High School North Moore High School Reidsville High School Scotland Early College High School Terra Ceia Christian School Stanley High School The Barack Obama Green Charter High School Lasche Homeschool NM School For The Arts 368 K Star Academy Academy Of American Studies Bronx Career & College Prep High School Bronx Collaborative High School Bronx River High School

IN IN KS KY LA LA LA MA MA MA MA MA MA MD MD MD MD MI MI MN MN MN MO MO MO MO MO MO MO MO MS MT NC NC NC NC NC NC NC ND NJ NM NM NY NY NY NY NY


(March 15, 2015 through October 15, 2015)

Brooklyn Community Arts & Media High School Democracy Prep Charter High School Democracy Prep Endurance High School Democracy Prep Harlem High School EF International Academy George Washington Carver High School For The Sciences High School Of World Cultures High School For Dual Language & Asian Studies International High School For Health Sciences Midwood High School Nelson Mandela School Of Social Justice North Star Academy-Brooklyn Summit Academy Charter School Susan E. Wagner High School Thomas Edison High School Thornton-Donovan School UA Institute Of Math & Science For Young Women Unity Center For Urban Technology Urban Assembly School For Applied Math & Science Columbus Academy Hennessey High School McLain High School For Science & Technology Regent Preparatory School Of Oklahoma Tulsa Central High School Tulsa East Central High School Webster High School Will Rogers Senior High School Cascade High School

Welcome New Schools NY NY NY NY NY NY NY NY NY NY NY NY NY NY NY NY NY NY NY OH OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OR

Eagleridge High School Montgomery Senior High School Pope John Paul II High School Fairfield Central High School Little Wound School Clayton Bradley Academy Power Center Academy High School Summit High School The Soulsville Charter School Westwood High School A. C. Jones High School Byron P. Steele II High School East Bernard High School First Baptist Christian Academy Gloria Deo Academy Groveton Jr./Sr. High School Harold T. Branch Academy Hermleigh School Highland School Lake Worth High School Midlothian Heritage High School Rawson Saunders School Stamford High School The Prometheus Academy VR Eaton High School Cosby High School Rock Ridge High School Pasco Sr. High School

OR PA PA SC SD TN TN TN TN TN TX TX TX TX TX TX TX TX TX TX TX TX TX TX TX VA VA WA

2014-15 POSTAL REPORT

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Year in Review 83

Century Society Report

84

Point Leaders

88

All State Awards

96

Largest Schools

97

Largest Number of New Degrees

98

Chapter Honor Societies

105 Charter Chapter Report 114

New Degrees Summary

National Speech & Debate Association

2014-2015


2014-15 CENTURY SOCIETY REPORT ALL TIME TOP POINT LEADERS Student

Lily Nellans Christian Kimbell Allison McKibban Brian Anderson Robert K. Tissot Gregory Ross Sebastian Startz Carunya Achar Thomas Startz Nathan Leys Alex Sapadin Emma Ruffin McIntyre Branden Lindsay Sara Morgan Danny DeBois Teagan Alexander Lende Austin Craft Lyubov Kapko Kyle Hendrix Joseph Vincent Kalka Tyler J. Bieber Jami Tanner Carver Hodgkiss Linda Pei Stephanie Hong Keegan Tucker Henry Walter Telyse S. Masaoay Tyler Blake Ryan Smith Jamis Barcott Chris Rice Jacob T. Savage Tushar Madan Michaila K. Nate Erik Bakke Cody Goodchild Zachary Perry Stewart Pence Aleksander Eskilson Jedadiah Rothstein Blake J. Bergeron Drayton Willey Shania Hunt Tristan C. Chasing-Hawk Josh Roberts Richard Diurba Adam Kinkley Cyrus Ghaznavi Drew Heugel

State Points

IA TX KS KY WA TX ND TX ND IA WA MO SC MN NY ND IN AZ WA ND WA TX TX KS SC TN KS MO KS TX WA TX TX TX IN VA MN MO MO KS MN TX KS TX SD TX NE WA TX TX

6,108 5,083 4,938 4,623 4,512 4,498 4,374 4,283 4,243 4,240 4,217 4,125 4,071 4,013 3,984 3,971 3,940 3,903 3,875 3,793 3,783 3,765 3,756 3,750 3,732 3,718 3,692 3,679 3,644 3,622 3,579 3,568 3,552 3,540 3,514 3,497 3,465 3,401 3,389 3,372 3,371 3,369 3,366 3,364 3,334 3,314 3,313 3,295 3,291 3,291

Student

Jordan Rojas Emily K. Martin Adam Tomasi Liam Feroli LaTara Demery Josette C. Bisbee Seis Steves Brian Anderson William Wildman Ali Dastjerdi Joe Russell Fred Whitman Jordan Thomas Mecom Brett Johnson Thomas Lloyd Anna Lee Hawkins Lisa Zhu Jamie L. Welch Dylan Slinger Kanan Boor Ethan Morelion Eric Trey Mueller Matthew Meyer Bushra Rahman Peter Choi Simon Sheaff Jami Tanner Daniel Lyon Jake Seaton Jan Soto Nicole Vital Garrett John Sauer Andrew Shaughnessy LaKiyah Sain Baker Weilert Matthew Feng Amit Bhatla Bryton Hiatt Jhon F. Huachaca Lavanya Sunder Dominic Hernandez Foster Honeck Andy Eleazar Renteria Michael Buse Jacob Custer Daniel Carraherw Deonte Minor Maisie Baldwin Colin Waters John Holt

State Points

TX KY MA FL KS WA TX KY MS KS AZ WY KS ND NY TN KS KS MN KS TX KS LA TX MO IA TX KS KS TX TX MO KS KS KS TX KS IN KS TX MO MO KS TX IL NE KS MO KY WA

3,289 3,286 3,257 3,239 3,239 3,224 3,222 3,198 3,196 3,193 3,185 3,175 3,174 3,172 3,172 3,172 3,168 3,158 3,156 3,156 3,136 3,125 3,123 3,117 3,114 3,102 3,102 3,100 3,087 3,072 3,067 3,066 3,063 3,062 3,059 3,054 3,046 3,029 3,023 3,016 3,013 3,009 3,004 3,001 3,000 2,998 2,991 2,984 2,984 2,981

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2014-15 POINT LEADERS

Jami Tanner Klein High School, TX 3,765 points

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Spark Legacy

Stephanie Hong Riverside High School, SC 3,732 points

Brian Anderson Larue County High School, KY 4,623 points

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Keegan Tucker

Henry Walter

Jefferson County High School, TN 3,718 points

Shawnee Mission East High School, KS 3,692 points

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2014-15 ALL AMERICANS Beginning in 2011-12, standards for determining the Top 25 All Americans are based on a combination of competitive points and service points, of which no more than 25% of the point total can include service. In order to qualify, a student must have competed once at Nationals.

TOP 25 ALL AMERICANS Student

School

State Points

Brian Anderson Jami Tanner Stephanie Hong Keegan Tucker Henry Walter Telyse S. Masaoay Jordan Rojas Adam Tomasi LaTara Demery Seis Steves Ali Dastjerdi Anna Lee Hawkins Lisa Zhu Ethan Morelion Peter Choi Garrett John Sauer LaKiyah Sain Matthew Feng Daniel Carraher Josh Mansfield Austin Jang Terek Robert Rutherford William Kyle Powers Mylan Gray Davis Larkin

Larue County High School Klein High School Riverside High School Jefferson County High School Shawnee Mission East High School Central High School - Springfield Hendrickson High School Sacred Heart High School Sumner Academy Saint Mary’s Hall High School Shawnee Mission East High School Jefferson County High School Manhattan High School Big Spring High School Central High School - Springfield Blue Springs South High School Hutchinson High School Plano West Sr. High School Lincoln East High School Highland High School Union High School South Anchorage High School Rowan County Sr. High School Sumner Academy The Parish Episcopal School

KY TX SC TN KS MO TX MA KS TX KS TN KS TX MO MO KS TX NE ID WA AK KY KS TX

4,623 3,765 3,732 3,718 3,692 3,679 3,289 3,257 3,239 3,222 3,193 3,172 3,168 3,136 3,114 3,066 3,062 3,054 2,998 2,971 2,969 2,965 2,952 2,918 2,912

HONORABLE MENTION Student

School

State Points

Cole Culp Sydni Huxman Arjun Tambe Matthew Almaguer Jocelyn Hernandez-Vazquez JD Richardson Daniel Williams Dylan Berens Allison Hopfer Trevor Bashaw Caleb Gill Parth Patel Alexander Helman Noah Weinflash

Neosho High School Hutchinson High School Palos Verdes Peninsula High School Harlingen High School South Robert E. Lee High School- San Antonio Green River High School Holy Cross School Lamar High School - Houston Bishop McGuinness High School Manhattan High School West Plains High School Huntley High School Glacier Peak High School Montville High School

MO KS CA TX TX WY LA TX OK KS MO IL WA NJ

2,887 2,867 2,863 2,860 2,851 2,778 2,773 2,764 2,747 2,747 2,744 2,722 2,721 2,687

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2014-15 ALL AMERICANS Thomas Mosmeyer Brennan Schartz Cameron Joseph Littleton Peter Sang Haley Uttley Alexander Marchal Abigail Marone Vijay Ramasamy Ian Hennington Jay Sirot Casey Goggin Katherine Lane Hedrick Brady Daugherty Neel Yerneni Parker Mitchell Currie Blackwell Ethan Hawn Andrew William Thornton William Turk Carol Lee Akhil Jalan Brennan Spoor Yash H. Kamath Matthew Cannon Gabi Glidewell Nehali Vishwanath Thomas Linden Skyler Hektner Jake Mazeitis Adam Somers Antonia Scott Jack Coborn Ellis Abbie Perry Nathan McClendon Greg T. Huber Rannyn River Stephens Emily Meier Megan Kline Joshua Wartel Brecken Devon Denler Kirstie Patterson Grant Bent Maggie Fischer Johnathan Christy Adelle Kincel Franklyn Stumbo Emily Kondziola Chase Leavitt Lauren Champion Steven Clark

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Holy Trinity Catholic High School Hutchinson High School Clear Creek High School Manhattan High School Pittsburg High School Green River High School Notre Dame High School Blue Valley North High School Madison Central High School Montville High School Pinecrest High School Rowan County Sr. High School Neosho High School James E. Taylor High School Shawnee Mission East High School Petal High School Pittsburg High School Riverton High School Oxbridge Academy Of The Palm Beaches Riverside High School Palos Verdes Peninsula High School Olathe North High School Wichita East High School Harlingen High School South Moore High School Klein High School Cypress Creek High School South Anchorage High School Park Hill South High School Central High School - Springfield Kapaun Mount Carmel High School Orono High School Millard West High School Manhattan High School Creighton Preparatory School Rock Springs High School Aberdeen Central High School El Dorado High School Lake Braddock Secondary High School Mountain View High School Green River High School Gilmour Academy Green River High School Lee’s Summit High School Lake City High School Shelley High School Newton High School Highland High School John H Guyer High School Byron Nelson High School

TX KS TX KS KS WY PA KS MS NJ NC KY MO TX KS MS KS WY FL SC CA KS KS TX OK TX TX AK MO MO KS MN NE KS NE WY SD KS VA AZ WY OH WY MO ID ID KS ID TX TX

2,687 2,686 2,672 2,653 2,642 2,642 2,633 2,623 2,621 2,618 2,616 2,608 2,598 2,591 2,589 2,577 2,567 2,559 2,556 2,548 2,547 2,543 2,539 2,530 2,517 2,512 2,496 2,494 2,491 2,491 2,480 2,471 2,468 2,467 2,464 2,464 2,462 2,461 2,443 2,437 2,430 2,427 2,421 2,420 2,418 2,415 2,407 2,406 2,398 2,390


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2014-15 ALL STATE AWARDS The National Speech & Debate Association’s All State Awards recognize the top 1% of point earners in each state. Standards are based on a combination of competitive points and service points, of which no more than 25% of the point total can include service.

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ALABAMA Ruchir Rastogi McClean Stewart Evan Price Hayden Cavanaugh Madison Hall Gaurav Hosur Philip Davis

Lamp High School Saint James School The Montgomery Academy Saint James School The Montgomery Academy Lamp High School Saint James School

2,079 1,785 1,718 1,559 1,346 1,251 1,204

ALASKA Terek Robert Rutherford Skyler Hektner

South Anchorage High School South Anchorage High School

2,965 2,494

ARIZONA Brecken Devon Denler Michael Solomentsev Ryan Fedasiuk Zachary Hugo Heidi Artigue Simon Essig Aberg Ben Kilano Yegor Zenkov Rachel Neglia Kaitlin Coltin

Mountain View High School Desert Vista High School Desert Vista High School North Pointe Preparatory Chaparral High School Desert Vista High School Desert Vista High School Tempe Preparatory Academy Tempe Preparatory Academy Brophy College Prep

2,437 2,211 2,060 2,051 2,043 1,892 1,853 1,756 1,734 1,729

ARKANSAS Sarthak Garg Jacob Sutter Jacob Holland Julia Gardner Dean Patterson Sally Goldman

Little Rock Central High School Little Rock Central High School Cabot High School Cabot High School Little Rock Central High School Little Rock Central High School

1,732 1,439 1,220 1,081 1,074 1,005

CALIFORNIA Arjun Tambe Akhil Jalan Jackson Lallas Kaitlyn Allen-O’Gara Brian Yu Harry Aaronson Ajjit Narayanan Alexander Gasman Rohan Dhoopar Andrew Lopez Sarah Osuna Luiza Coelho Shawn Haq Ankur Mahesh Nathan Lam Jesse Payan Kaylin Portillo-Chavez Thomas Kadie Omkar Savant Ryan Le Sarah Sheets Rod Rahimi Alex Gao Zian Hu Segan Rae Helle

Palos Verdes Peninsula High School 2,863 Palos Verdes Peninsula High School 2,547 Brentwood School 2,325 Oxford Academy 2,240 Monte Vista High School - Danville 2,209 Notre Dame High School - Sherman Oaks 2,173 James Logan High School 2,096 ILEAD North Hollywood 2,038 Bellarmine College Prep 2,037 Claremont High School 2,036 Citrus Valley High School 2,003 Carlsbad High School 1,967 El Camino Real Charter High School 1,964 Bellarmine College Prep 1,932 San Marino High School 1,918 Arroyo High School 1,909 Hallmark Charter School 1,891 Miramonte High School 1,888 Bellarmine College Prep 1,866 James Logan High School 1,851 Carlsbad High School 1,846 James Logan High School 1,836 Oxford Academy 1,812 Leland High School 1,806 Bonita Vista High School 1,788

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CALIFORNIA (continued) Jonathan Huang James Zhang Nicholas Palmer Elyse O’Neill Jacob W. Goldschlag Pranav Reddy Rachel Linton Jonas Le Barillec Dustin Ping Cameron Loftis Nicholas Truong Josue Flores Eddie Chang Kayla Bach Vivienne Pismarov Caitlyn Cook Neil Tagare William Khaine Garrett Broberg Alex Ye Spencer McCall Sam M. Safari Lilian Poon Loren Bassil Grant Kirkpatrick Ryan Powell Myka Yamasaki Hilda R. Velasquez-Galvez Felice Gonzales Ashlee Macalino Wahab Ahmady Eileen Tan Sharon Musa Marlon Poroj Annie Tran Kate Farwell Manny Medrano Adam Martin Ayush Midha Dominic Schnabel Liam Frolund Gabi Yamout Jessica Chung Michael Everett Isabelle Lee Anastasiya Lisovska Austin Stroud Javion Sun Nikhil Kishore Anand Balaji Richard Ding Ayya Elzarka Richard Hathaway Ahsan Usmani Yaseen Hashmi Jacob Chorches Sai Sumana Kaluvai Viraj Thakur

Gabrielino High School 1,782 Palos Verdes Peninsula High School 1,777 Fairmont Preparatory Academy 1,772 Carlsbad High School 1,757 La Costa Canyon High School 1,725 The Harker School 1,722 San Marino High School 1,705 Palos Verdes Peninsula High School 1,701 College Prep 1,683 Leland High School 1,681 San Marino High School 1,678 James Logan High School 1,676 Alhambra High School 1,666 Fairmont Preparatory Academy 1,661 Notre Dame High School - Sherman Oaks 1,658 Gabrielino High School 1,655 Bellarmine College Prep 1,655 Gabrielino High School 1,651 El Dorado High School 1,628 Gabrielino High School 1,622 Helix Charter High School 1,621 Clovis North High School 1,618 James Logan High School 1,601 Citrus Valley High School 1,582 Carlsbad High School 1,578 Notre Dame High School - Sherman Oaks 1,566 College Prep 1,548 El Camino Real Charter High School 1,542 Alhambra High School 1,539 Chaminade College Prep 1,536 James Logan High School 1,535 Gabrielino High School 1,525 Claremont High School 1,525 El Camino Real Charter High School 1,524 Alhambra High School 1,511 ILEAD North Hollywood 1,507 Polytechnic School 1,504 St. Vincent De Paul High School 1,500 The Harker School 1,494 Claremont High School 1,469 Turlock High School 1,466 La Costa Canyon High School 1,457 Fairmont Preparatory Academy 1,443 Chaminade College Prep 1,440 Carlsbad High School 1,433 Sherman Oaks CES 1,423 Damien High School 1,422 Schurr High School 1,420 The Harker School 1,416 Mission San Jose High School 1,409 Gabrielino High School 1,398 Presentation High School 1,391 Polytechnic School 1,383 Oxford Academy 1,380 Carlsbad High School 1,375 Brentwood School 1,371 Granite Bay High School 1,367 Bellarmine College Prep 1,363


2014-15 ALL STATE AWARDS CALIFORNIA (continued) Ethan Dodd Cassandra Dinh Alexis Lee Massil Adnani Saskia Sani Devashish Madeka Jashanpal S. Mangat

Ponderosa High School Schurr High School Citrus Valley High School Northwood High School Schurr High School Stockdale High School Clovis North High School

1,356 1,354 1,345 1,338 1,336 1,334 1,334

COLORADO Michael Hudson Connor Sendel Tiana Menon Serene Singh Jack Glaser Megha Patel Claire Lamman Matthew Heery Jacob Sloan Eric Sun Michael Jones Rowan Hussein Dylan Price Kevin Dolven Jessica Piper Stewart Aslan Michael Serio Clare Cooper Cidney Fisk Noah Naiman Joseph Wahl Anna Rose Vani Topkar Christopher Zheng Aaron Aaeng Ayasha Richards Shannon Zhou Josh May Marizza Mitchell Daniel Kwon

Kent Denver School Cherry Creek High School Palisade High School The Classical Academy George Washington High School Cherry Creek High School Canon City High School St. Mary’s High School Pueblo West High School Pueblo West High School Denver East High School Fairview High School Rocky Mountain High School Cherry Creek High School Fairview High School Palisade High School Cherry Creek High School Cherry Creek High School Delta High School Kent Denver School St. Mary’s High School Air Academy High School Fairview High School Cherry Creek High School Poudre High School Delta High School Poudre High School Palisade High School East High School - Pueblo Bear Creek High School

2,263 2,124 2,106 2,053 1,905 1,852 1,848 1,787 1,707 1,647 1,625 1,544 1,532 1,526 1,518 1,506 1,492 1,468 1,453 1,440 1,421 1,413 1,392 1,390 1,354 1,348 1,347 1,305 1,300 1,290

CONNECTICUT Grace Isford

Convent Of The Sacred Heart

767

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Elle James

BASIS DC PCS

289

FLORIDA William Turk Brian Herskowitz David Branse Miles Deangelo Justin David Graham Daniel Greene Matthew Mellies Michael Hunschofsky Michael L. Leatherman Faizaan Sadruddin Hamza Rashid Gregory H. Foster Alec Goldberg Vishal Harpalani

Oxbridge Academy Of The Palm Beaches 2,556 University School 2,312 University School 2,271 Boca Raton Community High School 2,243 Trinity Preparatory School 2,231 University School 2,204 Western High School 2,185 American Heritage School - Plantation 2,178 Wellington High School 2,156 University School 2,142 American Heritage School - Plantation 2,128 Wellington High School 2,084 Miami Beach Sr. High School 2,077 Suncoast Comm High School 2,056

FLORIDA (continued) Kayla Kisseadoo Craig Heyne Luke Longhofer Jacob Wallack Charlie Starr Noah Wexler Sagun Viewly Joshua Lee Michael Beer Andrew Welton Arjun A. Rao Belen Mella John Murphy Brooke Berger Grant Besner Andy Towriss Alexandra Knapp Ariel Friedman Christian Ruz ByungJu Min Itiel Wainer Nasser Douge Zachary Slotkin Naba Rahman Jasmine Sinanan-Singh Max Shevlin Ben Churba Brandon Becker Zach Chou Jake Becker Manuel Osaba Nikita Grant Joshua Schulster Sanjay Supan

St. Thomas Aquinas High School 2,055 Nova High School 2,040 Suncoast Comm High School 2,020 University School 2,018 Miami Beach Sr. High School 1,970 Nova High School 1,930 Western High School 1,925 Boca Raton Community High School 1,908 Suncoast Comm High School 1,844 Lake Mary Preparatory School 1,830 Trinity Preparatory School 1,825 Miami Beach Sr. High School 1,804 St. Thomas Aquinas High School 1,779 Nova High School 1,758 University School 1,753 Western High School 1,751 Pine View School 1,729 University School 1,712 Braddock High School 1,680 Trinity Preparatory School 1,673 University School 1,670 Nova High School 1,646 American Heritage School - Plantation 1,631 Pine View School 1,626 Trinity Preparatory School 1,611 Miami Beach Sr. High School 1,609 University School 1,583 American Heritage School - Plantation 1,583 American Heritage School - Plantation 1,577 American Heritage School - Plantation 1,575 Western High School 1,570 Royal Palm Beach High School 1,566 Boca Raton Community High School 1,554 Nova High School 1,518

GEORGIA Sydney Apple Liam Torpy Lenora Ryanne Popken Tanner Lewis Clyde Shepherd Quang Bui Eli Lamb Tate Rehklau Casandra Danielle Malcolm Lexi Nails Arielle Levin

Marist School Marist School Warner Robins High School Pace Academy Pace Academy Marist School Lee County High School Alpharetta High School Warner Robins High School Starrs Mill High School Pace Academy

HAWAII Dante Hirata-Epstein Jenna Tom Lauren Yamaguchi Matteo Muehlhauser

Iolani School Iolani School Iolani School Damien Memorial School

IDAHO Josh Mansfield Adelle Kincel Franklyn Stumbo Chase Leavitt Christian Cousins Christian Weinrich

Highland High School Lake City High School Shelley High School Highland High School Lake City High School Hillcrest High School

2,010 1,886 1,687 1,599 1,515 1,460 1,406 1,323 1,310 1,286 1,248

922 771 736 706

2,971 2,418 2,415 2,406 2,303 2,283

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IDAHO (continued) Rachel Marie Durtschi James Anthony Mullen Abagail Poelstra Ridge Maupin Conner Corbridge Hans Liu Abigail Wood Zoe Esplin Zane Miller Benjamin Watson Kendall Black Logan McRoberts Katherine Cecilia McDonagh

Shelley High School Highland High School Lake City High School Bonneville High School Hillcrest High School Highland High School Highland High School Madison High School Centennial High School Mountain View High School Skyline High School Lake City High School Centennial High School

2,169 2,115 1,928 1,897 1,889 1,878 1,860 1,760 1,713 1,675 1,652 1,625 1,623

ILLINOIS Parth Patel D’Angelo Oberto-Besso Pando Zach Mellow Nick Charles Luc Walkington Vinesh Kannan Georgette Voss Zach Kennedy Julia Couillard Reese Richardson Jimmy McDermott Jordan Moore James Farquharson Brian Roche Rebecca Harbeck Nijole Laverd Bethany Dain Will Lowe Presleigh Renner Brandon Lov Faith Geraghty Samuel Eschker Joey Schnide Marcella Miller Benjamin Barov Avi Dravid Madeline Heller Mary Spaulding Moyo Abiona James McLellan Michael Callahan Melissa Tran

Huntley High School Niles North High School Buffalo Grove High School Niles West High School Niles North High School IL Math And Science Academy Buffalo Grove High School Downers Grove South High School Downers Grove South High School Downers Grove South High School Prospect High School Huntley High School Prospect High School Glenbrook South High School Niles West High School Buffalo Grove High School Belleville West High School New Trier Township High School Hinsdale Central High School Maine East High School Niles West High School Niles North High School Evanston Twp High School Granite City Sr. High School Niles North High School Glenbrook South High School University High School University High School Carl Sandburg High School Niles West High School Glenbrook South High School Schaumburg High School

2,722 2,320 2,199 2,151 2,085 2,043 1,971 1,961 1,939 1,756 1,707 1,674 1,620 1,606 1,602 1,544 1,530 1,506 1,498 1,460 1,456 1,450 1,441 1,429 1,423 1,413 1,391 1,382 1,374 1,372 1,354 1,352

INDIANA Rohan Chatterjee Kylee Elizabeth Rippy Magdalena Yeakey Layke Fowler Garrick R. Nate Kalee Marie Lowry Chase Elaine Holzwart Andrea M. Drygas Christie Gorka Nia Clark Trevin Rund Daniel J. Smith

Munster High School Plymouth High School Bethany Christian High School Jefferson High School Plymouth High School Plymouth High School Plymouth High School Chesterton High School Plymouth High School Munster High School Fishers High School West Lafayette High School

2,388 1,922 1,905 1,821 1,713 1,686 1,685 1,637 1,596 1,592 1,584 1,570

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INDIANA (continued) Destinee Thornton Riley Poynter Emily McKenzie Tim Vincent Erin Luck Vivian Reba Mariann Fant Abigail Burke Clayton Lenig Casey Donnovan

Ben Davis High School Noblesville High School Plymouth High School Chesterton High School The Culver Academies Munster High School Columbus East High School Chesterton High School Plymouth High School Fishers High School

1,558 1,506 1,502 1,493 1,460 1,449 1,422 1,417 1,393 1,384

IOWA Gina Scorpiniti Maxwell Fenton Daniel Drane Catherine Kalinoski Ashley C. May Brody Diehn Rishi Shah Jacob Thompson Owen Weber Elena Hildebrandt

West Des Moines Valley High School Dowling Catholic High School Des Moines Roosevelt High School Dowling Catholic High School Lincoln High School West Des Moines Valley High School West Des Moines Valley High School Des Moines Roosevelt High School Bettendorf High School Des Moines Roosevelt High School

2,227 2,087 2,039 1,998 1,919 1,916 1,910 1,839 1,802 1,798

KANSAS Henry Walter LaTara Demery Ali Dastjerdi Lisa Zhu LaKiyah Sain Mylan Gray Sydni Huxman Trevor Bashaw Brennan Schartz Peter Sang Haley Uttley Vijay Ramasamy Parker Mitchell Ethan Hawn Brennan Spoor Yash H. Kamath Antonia Scott Nathan McClendon Megan Kline Emily Kondziola Clayton Covington Angel Zelazny Maggie Unruh Matt Michie Riley Crane Joseph Mathew Jason McDonald Alexander L. Trobough Hayley Luna Blake Overman Cassandra Ngo Bobby Tech Braxton Eck Logan Gossett Mitch Wagenheim Katherine Todd Baine Dikeman

Shawnee Mission East High School Sumner Academy Shawnee Mission East High School Manhattan High School Hutchinson High School Sumner Academy Hutchinson High School Manhattan High School Hutchinson High School Manhattan High School Pittsburg High School Blue Valley North High School Shawnee Mission East High School Pittsburg High School Olathe North High School Wichita East High School Kapaun Mount Carmel High School Manhattan High School El Dorado High School Newton High School Blue Valley North High School Manhattan High School Garden City High School Olathe Northwest High School Hutchinson High School Pittsburg High School Pittsburg High School Sumner Academy Lawrence High School Mulvane High School St. Mary’s Colgan High School Salina High Central Maize South High School Mulvane High School Shawnee Mission West High School Caney Valley High School Mulvane High School

3,692 3,239 3,193 3,168 3,062 2,918 2,867 2,747 2,686 2,653 2,642 2,623 2,589 2,567 2,543 2,539 2,480 2,467 2,461 2,407 2,343 2,341 2,315 2,309 2,289 2,273 2,273 2,266 2,209 2,208 2,201 2,146 2,114 2,106 2,083 2,076 2,071


2014-15 ALL STATE AWARDS KANSAS (continued) Dasia J. Graves Conner Thompson Anthony Wingfield Julia Henry Whitney Koerner Stefan S. Petrovic Arjun Prakash Elliott Vanderford Shrushti Mehta Kourtney Endicott Candy Dao Katy Dorrell Cyan Sanders Solomon L. Cottrell Niroop Rajashekar Trevor Owen Langer Mondriel T. Andrews Zachary Angleton Isabelle Smith Emily Milakovic Catherine Lei

Sumner Academy Olathe Northwest High School Wichita Heights High School Hutchinson High School El Dorado High School Lawrence High School Blue Valley High School Bishop Miege High School Shawnee Mission East High School St. Mary’s Colgan High School Salina High Central Olathe South High School Buhler High School Lawrence Free State High School Manhattan High School Shawnee Heights High School Field Kindley Memorial High School Campus High School Olathe Northwest High School Blue Valley High School Manhattan High School

2,063 2,061 2,008 2,004 2,000 1,972 1,965 1,965 1,957 1,944 1,940 1,922 1,885 1,882 1,871 1,861 1,860 1,820 1,820 1,805 1,788

KENTUCKY Brian Anderson William Kyle Powers Katherine Lane Hedrick Austin Barringer Jorge Rojas-Ortega Bridget D. Kim Jacob Sanders

Larue County High School Rowan County Sr. High School Rowan County Sr. High School Danville High School Trinity High School Rowan County Sr. High School Harrison County High School

4,623 2,952 2,608 2,081 2,010 2,007 1,963

LOUISIANA Abishek Stanley Daniel Williams Timothy Shertzer Luke Kirk Jacob Remel

Pineville High School 2,886 Holy Cross School 2,773 Louisiana School For Math Science & The Arts 2,276 John Paul The Great Academy 1,969 Comeaux High School 1,850

MAINE Nick J. Danby Serene Singh Desmond Molloy Cole Lusk

Bangor High School Falmouth High School Falmouth High School Gould Academy

1,840 1,345 1,265 1,091

MARYLAND Joseph Gaylin Peymaan Motevalli Will Arnesen Sam Arnesen Jacob Smith Reena Goswami

Baltimore City College High School Baltimore City College High School Walt Whitman High School Walt Whitman High School Reservoir High School Loch Raven High School

1,914 1,469 1,395 1,375 1,114 1,045

MASSACHUSETTS Adam Tomasi Jasper Shea Primack Kory Turner Nathaniel Mahowald Zephaniah T Chang Sachin Srivastava Erin Phillips Jonathan A. Kirshenbaum

Sacred Heart High School Newton South High School Sacred Heart High School Shrewsbury High School Newton South High School Newton South High School Chelmsford High School Newton South High School

3,257 2,179 1,766 1,679 1,674 1,648 1,645 1,604

MASSACHUSETTS (continued) Ethan K. Kestenberg Newton South High School

1,572

MICHIGAN Henry Sullivan Atkins Emma Warnecke Jolie Sherman Kendra Rocha

Grand Rapids City High School West Bloomfield High School Midwest Speech & Debate Hartland High School

1,242 1,142 1,140 1,092

MINNESOTA Jack Coborn Ellis Hayley Williams Hayley Pierce-Ramsdell Grace Hoffa Kayleen M. Berg Nicole Riegert Sophia Miliotis Stephanie Kahle Noah Eckberg Devon D. Pendergast Elizabeth Raymakers Nicholas G. Saxton Abe Stauber Stephanie Butler Sean Mullin Allen Wang Nick Furlong Zahir Shaikh Kiley Eichelberger Sam Greenwald Kalli Doyle Daniel Redfield Anthony Bogachev Claire Hoffa Harley Pierce-Ramsdell Kate Totz David Bock Bradley Foster Aekta Mouli Dan Bannister Thomas Toghramadjian Monica Synstelien Varoon Pazhyanur Abby L. Plumley Jiadi Qian

Orono High School Chanhassen High School Blaine High School Apple Valley High School Blaine High School Dilworth Glyndon Felton High School Roseville Area High School Apple Valley High School East Ridge High School Blaine High School Chanhassen High School Eagan High School Chanhassen High School Lakeville North High School Lakeville North High School The Blake School Lakeville North High School The Blake School Chanhassen High School Hopkins High School Blaine High School Lakeville North High School Maple Grove Senior High School Apple Valley High School Blaine High School Maple Grove Senior High School Lakeville North High School Walker High School Eagan High School Highland Park Senior High School St. Paul Academy & Summit School Chaska High School Eastview High School East Grand Forks Sr. High School Eagan High School

2,471 2,385 2,383 2,223 2,113 2,060 1,963 1,948 1,921 1,877 1,846 1,830 1,824 1,794 1,734 1,700 1,669 1,667 1,650 1,646 1,547 1,507 1,486 1,456 1,449 1,444 1,440 1,438 1,414 1,343 1,341 1,340 1,336 1,332 1,323

MISSISSIPPI Ian Hennington Currie Blackwell Dylan Fink Jarrius Adams Kenneth Eaton Elizabeth Liu Jermaine Van Buren

Madison Central High School Petal High School Sacred Heart Catholic School Hattiesburg High School Oak Grove High School Madison Central High School Oak Grove High School

2,621 2,577 2,301 2,253 2,157 2,104 2,018

MISSOURI Telyse S. Masaoay Peter Choi Garrett John Sauer Cole Culp Caleb Gill Brady Daugherty

Central High School - Springfield Central High School - Springfield Blue Springs South High School Neosho High School West Plains High School Neosho High School

3,679 3,114 3,066 2,887 2,744 2,598

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MISSOURI (continued) Jake Mazeitis Adam Somers Johnathan Christy Soojin Park Tania J. Contreras Stefanie Flood Lucas Monroe Vance J. Kelley Saniya Ablatt Conor Wadle Ben Anderson Derek McGinnis Riley Peek Alexander Stewart Ellie Sona Tarek Masri Olivia Wilson Amanda B. Morrison Cameron Sims Anubhav Garg Connor Rothschild Grant Higgins Lucas Peterson Evan Lee Cherryholmes Hussain Rao Logan Kenepaske Bradley Lake Taylor Barrett Young Elizabeth K. Lee Austin Koster Kiersten Harper Aviva Okeson-Haberman Meredith Manda Desiree Hansen Emma Sona Carson Trent Luce-Virlynn Apollon Emily Raney Mary Mwara Katie Taylor Dylan McCloskey Lexi Jackson Cameron O’Dell Ben Hoover Kendall Stockard Phillip Whipkey Jonathan Rogers Jonathan Duffe Joshua A. Brosnan

Park Hill South High School Central High School - Springfield Lee’s Summit High School Central High School - Springfield Monett High School Liberty Sr. High School Carthage High School Lee’s Summit North High School Joplin High School Willard High School Liberty Sr. High School West Plains High School Liberty Sr. High School Republic High School Oakville Sr. High School Monett High School Liberty Sr. High School Central High School - Springfield Lee’s Summit West High School Central High School - Springfield Kickapoo High School Blue Springs High School Liberty Sr. High School Neosho High School Parkview High School Summit Christian Academy KC Oak Park High School Nixa High School Central High School - Springfield Brentwood High School Monett High School Central High School - Springfield Jefferson City High School Central High School - Springfield Oakville Sr. High School Carthage High School Liberty North High School Willard High School Liberty Sr. High School Neosho High School Liberty North High School Nixa High School Republic High School Carthage High School Liberty North High School Neosho High School Maryville R-II High School Brentwood High School Blue Springs South High School

2,491 2,491 2,420 2,358 2,270 2,233 2,218 2,214 2,166 2,148 2,147 2,104 2,093 2,040 2,001 1,992 1,989 1,978 1,967 1,966 1,958 1,947 1,943 1,941 1,941 1,935 1,925 1,907 1,889 1,868 1,864 1,862 1,852 1,849 1,825 1,822 1,806 1,763 1,761 1,756 1,754 1,754 1,731 1,728 1,719 1,704 1,700 1,670 1,648

MONTANA Karissa Chouinard Rachel Devine Wyatt McGillen Nick Sundberg Ben Terhune Emily Heitmann Edward Ryan Meredith Stolte Emma Gantt Hudson Therriault

Hamilton High School Corvallis High School Flathead High School Stevensville High School Helena High School Hamilton High School Corvallis High School Columbia Falls High School Hamilton High School Hellgate High School

2,337 2,063 1,655 1,588 1,530 1,519 1,500 1,458 1,431 1,380

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MONTANA (continued) Holt Gibson

Helena High School

1,324

NEBRASKA Daniel Carraher Abbie Perry Greg T. Huber Allegra Hardin Donald L. Erftmier Ethan Pytlik Sam Colwell Jake Z. Moore Shuowei Qin Brent Mercado Prestyn Hartman Palmer Haasch Jacob Beresh Keegan Miller Sam Pinnell Katherine Ford Trisha Marie Miller

Lincoln East High School Millard West High School Creighton Preparatory School David City High School Creighton Preparatory School Raymond Central High School Lincoln Southeast High School Lincoln Southeast High School Lincoln East High School North Platte High School Lincoln East High School Millard North High School Millard West High School Lincoln Southwest High School Lincoln Southwest High School Millard North High School Lincoln East High School

2,998 2,468 2,464 2,392 2,306 2,199 2,121 2,095 2,034 2,000 1,984 1,940 1,925 1,896 1,767 1,714 1,661

NEVADA Jeffrey Horn Amelia Lamp Shelby Spainhour Casey Lawrence Mahima Joshi William Neme Micula Logan Payne Chace Avecilla Connor Chapkis Jack Stransky Felicia Kalkman Chris Castagnetti Athena Patchin Arjun Arora Adin J. Tarr

Green Valley High School Elko High School Spring Valley High School Green Valley High School Green Valley High School The Meadows School Spring Creek High School Green Valley High School The Meadows School Green Valley High School Coronado High School Elko High School Spring Valley High School Arbor View High School Advanced Technologies Acad

2,148 1,563 1,440 1,429 1,425 1,413 1,407 1,353 1,350 1,335 1,313 1,311 1,233 1,208 1,192

NEW HAMPSHIRE Misa Stekl

Bishop Guertin High School

1,278

NEW JERSEY Noah Weinflash Jay Sirot Claire Sullivan Mark Rinder James Min Thomas Abel Davis George SunHee Simon Sinan Ozbay Saloni Singhvi Aaron Bennett Pranav Kumar

Montville High School Montville High School Montville High School Freehold Township High School Montville High School Delbarton School Ridge High School Science High School Princeton High School Ridge High School Randolph High School Montville High School

2,687 2,618 1,984 1,929 1,900 1,882 1,867 1,828 1,822 1,806 1,776 1,729

NEW MEXICO Adelynn Nee Richard L. Naffziger Victor Wu Matthew R. Taylor Quinter Nyland

East Mountain High School Jemez Mountain Home School Albuquerque Academy Rio Grande High School East Mountain High School

2,024 1,998 1,723 1,619 1,502


2014-15 ALL STATE AWARDS NEW MEXICO (continued) Ria Mazumdar

Albuquerque Academy

1,385

NEW YORK Jonathan Neshiwat Nicholas DiBartolo Stephen Durosaiye Jakob Urda Isis Davis-Marks Brendan Powell Amy Geller Rahul Gosain Gabriel Delsol Timothy Burger Colin Donnelly James Flatow Ben Kessler Kathryn Kenny Miguel Martinez Kyle Chong Daniel Tenreiro-Braschi Julia Bittencourt Isaac Bardin John Staunton

Iona Preparatory Chaminade High School Bronx Preparatory Charter School Stuyvesant High School The Bronx High School Of Science Regis High School Harrison High School Scarsdale High School The Bronx High School Of Science Chaminade High School Regis High School Regis High School Stuyvesant High School Harrison High School The Bronx High School Of Science The Bronx High School Of Science Regis High School The Bronx High School Of Science The Bronx High School Of Science The Bronx High School Of Science

2,347 2,124 2,054 1,957 1,808 1,800 1,799 1,779 1,748 1,731 1,727 1,703 1,639 1,621 1,608 1,604 1,592 1,581 1,534 1,514

NORTH CAROLINA Casey Goggin Elizabeth Kingaby Carla Troconis Connor Leech Sebastian Ix Nick Verderame Eitan Sapiro-Gheiler Sabrina Ellen Carraway Mara Dygert Loften Deprez Reena Sudan Abhishek Kodumagulla William Peebles Derek Brown Eilene Yang Zain Clapacs

Pinecrest High School Central Cabarrus High School East Chapel Hill High School Durham Academy Pinecrest High School Charlotte Latin School Durham Academy East Carteret High School Asheville High School Durham Academy Durham Academy Durham Academy Cary Academy Durham Academy Durham Academy Durham Academy

2,616 2,173 2,163 2,147 2,102 2,066 1,965 1,964 1,909 1,829 1,762 1,735 1,664 1,655 1,618 1,583

NORTH DAKOTA Hannah Keogh Noah Knutson Casey Orvedal Kaitlyn Kidder Eliana Goehring

Fargo Shanley High School Central Cass High School Fargo Davies High School Fargo Davies High School Fargo Shanley High School

2,225 2,218 2,100 2,089 1,830

OHIO Grant Bent Jonathon Shapiro Taylor Bennington Stephen Gant Ryan Moore Sophia Zupanc Aidan Brandt Jack Weisman Armin Ameri Matt Friedhoff Myra Gupta

Gilmour Academy Beachwood High School Wooster High School Canfield High School Wadsworth City School Gilmour Academy University School Hawken School University School Wooster High School Mason High School

2,427 2,259 1,935 1,879 1,877 1,794 1,762 1,742 1,727 1,704 1,698

OHIO (continued) Maleck Saleh Christian Lisik Tommy Graham Christian Borkey Olivia Pickard Alex Hasapis Ben Snoddy Steven Planitzer Shaleen Goel Jad Hamdan Malcolm V. Guy IV Eric Belcik Kyla E. Simon Megan Porter Olivia Fried Emily Hedlund Aman Nair Phillip Hedayatnia Han Mahle Andrew Thompson Brenden Kost

Canfield High School Perry High School Stow-Munroe Falls High School Gilmour Academy Wadsworth City School Wooster High School Wooster High School Norton High School Sylvania Southview High School Jackson High School GlenOak High School Wooster High School GlenOak High School Gilmour Academy Hawken School Hawken School Hawken School Hawken School Wooster High School Beavercreek High School Wauseon High School

1,588 1,583 1,574 1,435 1,405 1,399 1,385 1,377 1,370 1,347 1,342 1,340 1,335 1,310 1,307 1,297 1,293 1,291 1,270 1,263 1,258

OKLAHOMA Allison Hopfer Gabi Glidewell Nicky Halterman Maddison Leigh Witman Brock Spencer Grant Bumgarner Dylan Dawson Brook Becker John D’Onofrio Patrick Wilson Euan Williams Justin Reinking Amanda Wheelock Carly A. Kimbrough Erin Kelly Noble Micah Cash Cole McNeese Grant Colquitt Alexander Hales

Bishop McGuinness High School Moore High School Norman High School Edmond Santa Fe High School Union High School Tulsa Washington High School Norman North High School Bixby High School Jenks High School Tulsa Washington High School Metro Christian Academy Jenks High School Norman High School Broken Arrow High School Norman High School Tulsa Washington High School Metro Christian Academy Moore High School Bartlesville High School

2,747 2,517 2,325 1,878 1,869 1,842 1,831 1,777 1,687 1,668 1,664 1,661 1,626 1,589 1,529 1,508 1,486 1,398 1,298

OREGON Luke Kuykendall Brandon Roth Brielle Preskenis Kitra Moeny Austin Carsh Blake Gesik Annalee Nock Edward Szczepanski Adam Carlisle Teddy Wyman Max Groznik Kaitlyn Dixon

Butte Falls Charter School Sprague High School Ashland High School Grants Pass High School Tigard High School Sprague High School Gresham-Barlow High School Woodrow Wilson High School Butte Falls Charter School Cleveland High School Lake Oswego High School Coquille High School

2,301 2,008 1,901 1,792 1,672 1,638 1,629 1,592 1,579 1,541 1,515 1,469

PENNSYLVANIA Abigail Marone Mary Breen Jason Hu

Notre Dame High School Gwynedd Mercy Academy North Allegheny Sr. High School

2,633 2,123 1,947

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PENNSYLVANIA (continued) Joe Pinto Lydia Szlasa John Grogan Blakely Watkins Aaron Schaffer-Neitz Antonio Gil Garrett Ruths Maria Meyer Amanda Mooney Caroline Vana Michael Tai Rishabh Kewalramani Conor Hogan Catherine Zhang Drew Bjorklund Collin Quigley Frank Lou Nirali Patel Kellen Kloss

McDowell High School 1,883 Sayre Area High School 1,866 La Salle College High School 1,788 Towanda Jr.-Sr. High School 1,758 Shikellamy High School 1,739 Holy Ghost Prep 1,660 Shikellamy High School 1,648 Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School 1,630 Sayre Area High School 1,571 Towanda Jr.-Sr. High School 1,560 North Allegheny Sr. High School 1,551 Upper St. Clair High School 1,550 La Salle College High School 1,549 North Allegheny Sr. High School 1,526 North Allegheny Sr. High School 1,501 Holy Ghost Prep 1,479 Fox Chapel Area High School 1,478 Truman High School 1,438 McDowell High School 1,433

SOUTH CAROLINA Stephanie Hong Carol Lee Matthew Harrington Jonathan Allen Savoy Prateek Shah

Riverside High School Riverside High School Riverside High School Bob Jones Academy Southside High School

3,732 2,548 2,313 1,657 1,612

SOUTH DAKOTA Emily Meier Brett Ries Caleb Munce Christian Heisler Annie Deutscher Aaron (AJ) Krumholz Sydney Gelling Shelby Kluver Samuel Maxwell Jaedon Kroger Gage Koistinen Jonah Dally Alexandra Newcomb Weiland Berk Ehrmantraut Tristan Kenny

Aberdeen Central High School Watertown High School Sioux Falls Lincoln High School O’Gorman High School Sioux Falls Lincoln High School Mitchell High School Aberdeen Central High School Watertown High School O’Gorman High School Roosevelt High School Watertown High School O’Gorman High School Sioux Falls Lincoln High School Beresford High School Aberdeen Central High School

2,462 2,352 2,258 2,202 2,122 2,090 2,021 1,944 1,943 1,928 1,902 1,877 1,869 1,841 1,821

TENNESSEE Keegan Tucker Anna Lee Hawkins Sydney Terry Andy Gordon Bethany Kirkpatrick Rebekah Ninan Danielle Pacia Reilly O’Connell

Jefferson County High School Jefferson County High School Morristown West High School Ravenwood High School Battle Ground Academy Brentwood High School Morristown West High School Ravenwood High School

3,718 3,172 2,114 1,975 1,873 1,743 1,712 1,556

TEXAS Jami Tanner Jordan Rojas Seis Steves Ethan Morelion Matthew Feng Davis Larkin

Klein High School Hendrickson High School Saint Mary’s Hall High School Big Spring High School Plano West Sr. High School The Parish Episcopal School

3,765 3,289 3,222 3,136 3,054 2,912

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TEXAS (continued) Matthew Almaguer Jocelyn Hernandez-Vazquez Dylan Berens Thomas Mosmeyer Cameron Joseph Littleton Neel Yerneni Matthew Cannon Nehali Vishwanath Thomas Linden Lauren Champion Steven Clark Bennett R. Eckert Abhinav Sridharan Arjun Talpallikar Brian Elizalde Cody Gustafson Kishan Srikanth Levi Debose Mary Angela Ricotta Jasmyn Benavides Logan Tyler Ellis Zaki Alattar Davis LaBarre Christine Vo Graham Anthony Phlieger Habeeb Hooshmand Marina Finley Karna Venkatraj Eric Bailey Evan Rossi Tashrima Hossain Azhar Hussain Joshua Yang William Hale Joshua Merritt Rakesh Vijayakumar Albert Li Hoai My Ho Mohammad Asif Paul Hoyt Hina Uddin Sawyer Warrenburg Andrew Guinn Danielle Hallissey Chris Jackson Alex Estrada Calvin Robert Maynard Cody Cade Shreetika Singh Zachary McNeal Jacob Link Varad Agarwala Maggie Zollo Gavin Martin Michelle Clarke Junyuan Tan Jacob Redmon Noah Fanous Barron Wolter Akhil Gandra Daniel Lehmann

Harlingen High School South Robert E. Lee High School - San Antonio Lamar High School - Houston Holy Trinity Catholic High School Clear Creek High School James E. Taylor High School Harlingen High School South Klein High School Cypress Creek High School John H. Guyer High School Byron Nelson High School Greenhill School Plano Sr. High School William P. Clements High School Ysleta High School Lindale High School Plano Sr. High School Lamar High School - Houston St. Agnes Academy Princeton High School Clear Creek High School James E. Taylor High School Northland Christian School Spring Woods High School Crandall High School James E. Taylor High School Bellaire High School A & M Consolidated High School Bellaire High School IH Kempner High School Cypress Falls High School Carroll High School - Southlake William P. Clements High School Magnolia High School La Vernia High School Clear Brook High School James E. Taylor High School IH Kempner High School William P. Clements High School Good Shepherd School Foster High School Harlingen High School South Seven Lakes High School Holy Trinity Catholic High School Randall High School Stephen F. Austin High School - Austin Good Shepherd School Brownsboro High School Seven Lakes High School Cypress Woods High School Hereford High School Greenhill School Northland Christian School Lamar High School - Houston Winston Churchill High School Kerr High School Richardson High School All Saints Episcopal School Lindale High School Westwood High School Cypress Creek High School

2,860 2,851 2,764 2,687 2,672 2,591 2,530 2,512 2,496 2,398 2,390 2,384 2,354 2,329 2,328 2,310 2,283 2,261 2,255 2,249 2,244 2,222 2,215 2,214 2,203 2,201 2,200 2,188 2,181 2,175 2,171 2,162 2,139 2,112 2,100 2,078 2,072 2,067 2,045 2,033 2,023 2,014 2,009 2,000 1,994 1,992 1,975 1,972 1,951 1,944 1,942 1,940 1,932 1,929 1,910 1,903 1,901 1,897 1,893 1,871 1,854


2014-15 ALL STATE AWARDS TEXAS (continued) Alex Paige Caldwell Rachana Jadala Noah McClain Seth Gurley Nader Syed Phoebe Lin Jared Chenevey Harland Ashby Drake Lawson Avneet Randhawa Nico Williams Samuel Tekie Jalaj Sood Caroline King John Thornton Lindsey Sung Yeon Joel Kim George Zhang Zach Falkenbury Varun Cherukupally Reddy Cole Dulworth Ayesha V. Karnik Usmaan Hasan Sunay Sujal Nanavati Brooklyn Boreing Audrey W. Zhang Jonas Thrasher-Evers Madeleine Stevens Mark Wilson Andrew Poovey Layla Hooshmand Marissa Dusek Natasha Stewart Salvador Sandoval Hasan Syed Elise Woods

Mabank High School 1,854 Stony Point High School 1,837 Northland Christian School 1,832 North Lamar High School 1,807 Claudia Taylor Johnson High School 1,803 Plano West Sr. High School 1,800 North Lamar High School 1,783 Cypress Creek High School 1,766 John H. Guyer High School 1,759 Cypress Creek High School 1,755 Hendrickson High School 1,754 Lamar High School - Houston 1,751 Flower Mound High School 1,739 Ronald Reagan High School 1,712 Montgomery High School 1,711 James E. Taylor High School 1,701 Bellaire High School 1,699 Hendrickson High School 1,698 Westwood High School 1,693 Mildred High School 1,690 Flower Mound High School 1,680 Plano West Sr. High School 1,678 Westwood High School 1,675 James Bowie High School 1,673 Flower Mound High School 1,671 Lindale High School 1,671 Winston Churchill High School 1,664 The Parish Episcopal School 1,664 Plano West Sr. High School 1,653 James E. Taylor High School 1,651 Royse City High School 1,649 Cypress Woods High School 1,646 Cypress Woods High School 1,639 Plano West Sr. High School 1,639 Robert E. Lee High School - San Antonio 1,638

UTAH Caleb Christiansen Morgan Lunt Max Cline Tyler J. Roberts Sean Robinson Calen Smith Mikkel Sutorius Ciera White Elliot Kovnick Heechan Han Michael Angelo Ruiz-Leon Camila Reed-Guevara Eliza Wells Jaden Lessnick Nicholas Compton Hans Christian Pande Claire Wang Casey Kinross Caitlin Walrath Collin Anderson Matthew Swink Samantha Bemis Sasha Esprit Sloan

Beaver High School American Fork High School Skyline High School Skyline High School Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy Logan High School Hillcrest High School Sky View High School Rowland Hall-St. Mark Hillcrest High School Sky View High School Rowland Hall-St. Mark Waterford School Rowland Hall-St. Mark American Leadership Academy Woods Cross High School Rowland Hall-St. Mark Beaver High School Rowland Hall-St. Mark Mountain Crest High School Mountain Crest High School Hillcrest High School Woods Cross High School

1,906 1,884 1,882 1,879 1,878 1,873 1,842 1,747 1,722 1,588 1,575 1,534 1,500 1,459 1,434 1,431 1,359 1,346 1,300 1,288 1,282 1,262 1,262

VERMONT Leah Sagan-Dworsky

Montpelier High School

VIRGINIA Joshua Wartel Summer Davis Shannon Blow Jordan Taylor Jackie Dews Camryn Powers Ben Tobin Jonathan Corbin Bryanna Smith Sierra Weaver

Lake Braddock Secondary High School 2,443 Madison County High School 2,156 Madison County High School 1,978 Madison County High School 1,822 Madison County High School 1,792 Madison County High School 1,506 Lake Braddock Secondary High School 1,378 Fluvanna County High School 1,351 Madison County High School 1,347 Madison County High School 1,224

WASHINGTON Austin Jang Alexander Helman Danielle Fox James Vinh Nguyen Jacob Anderson-Kester Jackson D. Taylor Ashley Hartson Ryan Hartman Sean Brislin Amy Nichols Serena Fitzgerald Jayaram Ravi Shad Strehle

Union High School Glacier Peak High School Kingston High School Ridgefield High School Ridgefield High School Ridgefield High School Snohomish High School Mount Si High School Kingston High School Newport High School Wenatchee High School Tahoma Senior High School Snohomish High School

2,969 2,721 2,361 2,232 2,185 2,139 2,075 1,837 1,824 1,809 1,760 1,755 1,671

WEST VIRGNIA Aimee Schultz

Wheeling Park High School

735

WISCONSIN Nithin Alexander Cole Kostelny Noah Haselow Vishal Narayanaswamy Kedrick Stumbris Will Bartkowski Evan Zhao John Misey Niyaz Nurbhasha Sullivan Sweet Alekh Kale Bailee B. Harper Hollis Rammer Teressa Shaw

Brookfield East High School 2,324 Appleton East High School 2,238 Brookfield East High School 2,162 James Madison Memorial High School 2,051 Appleton East High School 2,026 Brookfield East High School 2,009 Whitefish Bay High School 1,999 Whitefish Bay High School 1,976 Brookfield East High School 1,835 James Madison Memorial High School 1,788 James Madison Memorial High School 1,722 Denmark High School 1,720 Sheboygan South High School 1,642 Rufus King High School 1,603

WYOMING JD Richardson Alexander Marchal Andrew William Thornton Rannyn River Stephens Kirstie Patterson Maggie Fischer Scarlett Miller Austin Guritza Lucas Michael Davis

Green River High School Green River High School Riverton High School Rock Springs High School Green River High School Green River High School Natrona County High School Cheyenne East High School Campbell County High School

377

2,778 2,642 2,559 2,464 2,430 2,421 2,381 2,182 2,158

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2014-15 LARGEST SCHOOLS

96

School

ADVISOR

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 24 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 36 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 48 50

The Bronx High School Of Science Leland High School Nova High School Gabrielino High School Regis High School Blue Valley North High School Central High School - Springfield Eagan High School Cherry Creek High School Liberty Sr. High School Millard North High School North Allegheny Sr. High School Valley Center High School George Washington High School Glenbrook South High School William P. Clements High School Olathe Northwest High School Highland High School Bellaire High School Alhambra High School Eastview High School Ridge High School Carlsbad High School James Logan High School Liberty North High School Glenbrook North High School Lincoln Southwest High School Syosset High School Shawnee Mission East High School Blue Valley High School Chesterton High School Downers Grove South High School Miramonte High School Westwood High School Washburn Rural High School Palo Verde High School Sioux Falls Lincoln High School Newton South High School Lee’s Summit West High School Lawrence High School Chaminade High School Munster High School Green Valley High School Apple Valley High School Green River High School Perry High School Neosho High School O’Gorman High School Westview High School Aberdeen Central High School

Eleanor Coufos Gay Brasher Kathleen D. Hamm Derek Yuill Eric DiMichele Max H. Brown, Kelly Michael Thompson Jack D. Tuckness Christopher McDonald Martha Benham Tim Baldwin Sabrina Denney Bull Sharon Volpe Gavin Couvelha Maryrose Kohan Sara B. Sanchez, Afrodite Skaouris Renita Johnson Dr. Josh Anderson, Eric Skoglund Robin Jensen Jay Stubbs Kevin Tong Todd W. Hering David A. Yastremski Minnia Curtis Tommie Lindsey, Jr. Sean Nicewaner Dr. Michael Greenstein Matt Heimes, Toni Heimes Lydia Esslinger Trey Witt Chris Riffer Chris Lowery Jan Heiteen, Justin Matkovich Kristen Plant Ruishi Wang Cynthia A. Burgett Sheila Berselli Ashley Griese Felisa (Lisa) T. Honeyman Matthew R Good Jeff D. Plinsky Bro. John McGrory Jordan Mayer Scott Ginger Bryan Hagg Carina Stulken Kathy A. Patron David L. Watkins Teresa Fester Patrick Johnson Kerry Konda

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State

NY CA FL CA NY KS MO MN CO MO NE PA KS CO IL TX KS ID TX CA MN NJ CA CA MO IL NE NY KS KS IN IL CA TX KS NV SD MA MO KS NY IN NV MN WY OH MO SD OR SD

Strength

999 992 970 905 814 788 716 671 668 603 603 588 568 542 535 528 523 513 512 501 493 492 484 478 478 475 445 444 443 441 435 433 432 425 413 410 410 404 403 402 400 399 397 394 391 390 388 385 385 384


2014-15 LARGEST NUMBER OF NEW DEGREES

School

ADVISOR

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 20 22 22 24 25 25 27 28 28 30 31 32 32 34 34 36 37 37 39 40 41 42 42 44 45 46 47 47 49 50

Leland High School The Bronx High School Of Science Gabrielino High School Nova High School Lexington High School Westwood High School Blue Valley North High School Regis High School Millard North High School Liberty Sr. High School Cherry Creek High School Central High School - Springfield Eagan High School Alhambra High School Dipont Education Management Eastview High School Valley Center High School Blue Valley High School George Washington High School Hillcrest High School Olathe Northwest High School Cabot High School Miramonte High School Carlsbad High School Aberdeen Central High School Chesterton High School New Trier Township High School Cypress Bay High School Palo Verde High School James Logan High School Lincoln Southwest High School Glenbrook North High School Lee’s Summit West High School Liberty North High School University High School - Fresno Munster High School Carl Sandburg High School Shawnee Mission East High School O’Gorman High School Kickapoo High School Downers Grove South High School Apple Valley High School William P. Clements High School North Allegheny Sr. High School Canfield High School Hendrickson High School Lawrence Free State High School Salina High Central Bellaire High School San Marino High School

Gay Brasher Eleanor Coufos Derek Yuill Kathleen D. Hamm Sheryl Kaczmarek Ruishi Wang Max H. Brown, Kelly Michael Thompson Eric DiMichele Sabrina Denney Bull Tim Baldwin Martha Benham Jack D. Tuckness Christopher McDonald Kevin Tong Stefan Bauschard Todd W. Hering Gavin Couvelha Chris Riffer Maryrose Kohan Clifton D. Davis Dr. Josh Anderson, Eric Skoglund Jennifer Akers Kristen Plant Minnia Curtis Kerry Konda Chris Lowery Aaron Vinson Megan Loden West Sheila Berselli Tommie Lindsey, Jr. Matt Heimes, Toni Heimes Dr. Michael Greenstein Matthew R. Good Sean Nicewaner Karson B. Kalashian Jordan Mayer Dan Sackett, Lainee McGraw Trey Witt Teresa Fester Jon Marc Baney Jan Heiteen, Justin Matkovich Bryan Hagg Renita Johnson Sharon Volpe Jeremy M. Hamilton Kirsten Nash Jason Moore Nicholas Owen Jay Stubbs Matthew T. Slimp

State

CA NY CA FL MA TX KS NY NE MO CO MO MN CA CH MN KS KS CO ID KS AR CA CA SD IN IL FL NV CA NE IL MO MO CA IN IL KS SD MO IL MN TX PA OH TX KS KS TX CA

DEGREES

370 368 338 330 318 305 303 295 272 245 233 232 231 228 213 211 208 205 204 203 203 200 200 199 197 197 195 193 193 192 183 182 182 176 176 175 174 174 173 172 170 169 169 166 164 163 162 162 160 157

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2014-15 CHAPTER HONOR SOCIETIES n NOBLE 9 SOCIETY (Recognizing chapters achieving 900 or more degrees)

The Bronx High School Of Science Eleanor Coufos NY 999 Leland High School Gay Brasher CA 992 Nova High School Kathleen D. Hamm FL 970 Gabrielino High School Derek Yuill CA 905 n ELITE 8 SOCIETY (Recognizing chapters achieving 800 or more degrees) Regis High School Eric DiMichele NY 814

n LUCKY 7 SOCIETY (Recognizing chapters achieving 700 or more degrees) Blue Valley North High School Central High School - Springfield

Max H. Brown, Kelly Michael Thompson Jack D. Tuckness

KS MO

788 716

n PINNACLE SOCIETY (Recognizing chapters achieving 600 or more degrees) Eagan High School Cherry Creek High School Liberty Sr. High School Millard North High School

Christopher McDonald Martha Benham Tim Baldwin Sabrina Denney Bull

MN CO MO NE

671 668 603 603

n PENTAGON SOCIETY (Recognizing chapters achieving 500 or more degrees) North Allegheny Sr. High School Valley Center High School George Washington High School Glenbrook South High School William P. Clements High School Olathe Northwest High School Highland High School Bellaire High School Alhambra High School

Sharon Volpe Gavin Couvelha Maryrose Kohan Sara B. Sanchez, Afrodite Skaouris Renita Johnson Dr. Josh Anderson, Eric Skoglund Robin Jensen Jay Stubbs Kevin Tong

PA KS CO IL TX KS ID TX CA

588 568 542 535 528 523 513 512 501

n SOCIETÉ DE 400 (Recognizing chapters achieving 400 or more degrees) Eastview High School Todd W. Hering MN 493 Ridge High School David A. Yastremski NJ 492 Carlsbad High School Minnia Curtis CA 484

98

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2014-15 CHAPTER HONOR SOCIETIES n SOCIETÉ DE 400 (continued) James Logan High School Liberty North High School Glenbrook North High School Lincoln Southwest High School Syosset High School Shawnee Mission East High School Blue Valley High School Chesterton High School Downers Grove South High School Miramonte High School Westwood High School Washburn Rural High School Palo Verde High School Sioux Falls Lincoln High School Newton South High School Lee’s Summit West High School Lawrence High School Chaminade High School

Tommie Lindsey, Jr. Sean Nicewaner Dr. Michael Greenstein Matt Heimes, Toni Heimes Lydia Esslinger Trey Witt Chris Riffer Chris Lowery Jan Heiteen, Justin Matkovich Kristen Plant Ruishi Wang Cynthia A. Burgett Sheila Berselli Ashley Griese Felisa (Lisa) T. Honeyman Matthew R. Good Jeff D. Plinsky Bro. John McGrory

CA MO IL NE NY KS KS IN IL CA TX KS NV SD MA MO KS NY

478 478 475 445 444 443 441 435 433 432 425 413 410 410 404 403 402 400

n SOCIETÉ DE 300 (Recognizing chapters achieving 300 or more degrees) Munster High School Green Valley High School Apple Valley High School Green River High School Perry High School Neosho High School O’Gorman High School Westview High School Aberdeen Central High School Kickapoo High School Canfield High School Wooster High School San Marino High School Cary Academy Manhattan High School Schaumburg High School Scarsdale High School Dougherty Valley High School Hillcrest High School Denver East High School Bellarmine College Prep Blue Springs South High School Lake Highland Preparatory Lakeville North High School Blue Springs High School Western High School

Jordan Mayer Scott Ginger Bryan Hagg Carina Stulken Kathy A. Patron David L. Watkins Teresa Fester Patrick Johnson Kerry Konda Jon Marc Baney Jeremy M. Hamilton Bill Franck Matthew T. Slimp Richard J. Pellicciotta Shawn Rafferty Darrell H. Robin Joseph Vaughan Aleisha Readye Clifton D. Davis Matthew Murphy Kim Jones Kelli Morrill, Katie Rucinski George S. Clemens Jennifer Baese, Yatesh Singh Jacquelyn Young, Adam Higgins Nancy Dean

IN NV MN WY OH MO SD OR SD MO OH OH CA NC KS IL NY CA ID CO CA MO FL MN MO FL

399 397 394 391 390 388 385 385 384 376 373 371 369 368 365 365 364 362 361 360 359 359 359 358 352 351

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2014-15 CHAPTER HONOR SOCIETIES n SOCIETÉ DE 300 (continued) Claremont High School University School Desert Vista High School Emporia High School Montville High School Cypress Bay High School The Montgomery Academy Salina High Central Lexington High School American Heritage School - Plantation Hutchinson High School Monte Vista High School - Danville Glendale High School Blaine High School Valparaiso High School Lansing Sr. High School Lawrence Free State High School Dowling Catholic High School Millard West High School Watertown High School Willard High School Riverside High School Bozeman High School Fishers High School Flathead High School West Des Moines Valley High School New Trier Township High School St. Thomas Aquinas High School Hendrickson High School Stow-Munroe Falls High School Gilmour Academy Grapevine High School Hoover High School Winston Churchill High School

David Chamberlain Jenny Cook Victor Silva Scott Bonnet Mary T. Gormley Megan Loden West James W. Rye, III Nicholas Owen Sheryl Kaczmarek PJ Samorian Zachary R. Brown David Matley Allen Sutton Ross Eichele Chriselle Waters Carolyn E. Cook Jason Moore Timothy E. Sheaff Jennifer M. Jerome Scott Walker Katherine Tobin David Dejesa Adam Thane Matthew (Matt) Rund Shannon O’Donnell David McGinnis Aaron Vinson Jennifer Kwasman Kirsten Nash Suzanne E. Theisen Gay Janis Jane G. Boyd Missy Stertzbach, Jennifer Manion Brian Eanes

CA FL AZ KS NJ FL AL KS MA FL KS CA MO MN IN KS KS IA NE SD MO SC MT IN MT IA IL FL TX OH OH TX OH TX

350 350 349 349 349 345 345 344 341 339 338 337 336 334 330 326 325 324 320 320 320 318 316 313 307 306 305 304 302 302 301 301 301 301

n THE 200 CLUB (Recognizing chapters achieving 200 or more degrees) Boca Raton Community High School Plymouth High School Solon High School Carthage High School Buffalo Grove High School Lamar High School - Houston Brookings High School Norman North High School Morristown West High School Pine View School

100

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Dr. Phyllis T. Pacilli David McKenzie Dan Ceci Bryan Whyte Sandra Beguin, Mark Schaetzlein Eloise Weisinger Blair Sally Pies Jim Ryan Suzanne W. Terry Shari Dodd

FL IN OH MO IL TX SD OK TN FL

298 298 298 293 292 291 289 289 287 287


2014-15 CHAPTER HONOR SOCIETIES n THE 200 CLUB (continued) Washington High School Sky View High School College Prep Appleton East High School Niles West High School Nixa High School Topeka High School Glacier High School Wellington High School Ft Lauderdale High School Moorhead High School West Allegheny High School Seven Lakes High School Raytown South High School Braddock High School Hawken School Southside High School Shrewsbury High School Sumner Academy Garden City High School Park Hill South High School Rowan County Sr. High School Independence Truman High School Mason High School Summit High School Coral Springs High School Oak Ridge High School James E. Taylor High School Bixby High School Lee’s Summit North High School Chanhassen High School The Harker School Bingham High School Lincoln East High School East Ridge High School Yucaipa High School St. Paul Academy & Summit School Campus High School Penn High School Jenks High School Hinsdale Central High School Prospect High School Cardinal Mooney High School Cheyenne East High School Cheyenne Central High School Jackson High School Tulsa Washington High School Madison High School Chaminade College Prep

Travis Dahle Jody Orme Lexy Green Michael Traas Eric M. Oddo Dr. John Landrum-Horner Dustin Rimmey Gregory Adkins Paul L. Gaba James Wakefield Rebecca Meyer-Larson Michael L. Shaffer Terrick Brown, Lauren Crain Maureen Woods, Kristy Hensley Carol Lynne Cecil Robert H. Shurtz Erickson L. Bynum Marc Rischitelli Jamelle M. Brown Russ Tidwell Jennifer Holden Kala Cookendorfer Christine M. Adams, Carl Stafford Melissa Donahue Anne Poyner, Irina Itriyeva Justin Charles Weaver Deanne Sue Christensen Gay Hollis Betty Fisher Benjamin D. Jewell Travis Rother Sandra J. Berkowitz, Jennifer Alme Carol Shackelford, Mike Bausch Matt Davis Alex Carlson John D. Eichman Thomas M. Fones Robert D. Nordyke, Amanda Nicole Adams David Dutton Gregg C. Hartney Paul Woods Jeremy Morton Jen Gonda Marcus W. Viney Andrew R. Dennis Todd Michael, Greg Sauline Kelly R. McCracken Bruce Benson Robert Lebeda

SD UT CA WI IL MO KS MT FL FL MN PA TX MO FL OH SC MA KS KS MO KY MO OH NJ FL TX TX OK MO MN CA UT NE MN CA MN KS IN OK IL IL OH WY WY OH OK ID CA

287 286 285 283 283 283 283 282 281 278 278 277 276 275 273 272 272 269 269 268 268 268 267 267 267 266 266 264 261 261 260 260 258 258 257 257 256 255 254 251 249 249 247 247 245 245 245 244 241

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2014-15 CHAPTER HONOR SOCIETIES n THE 200 CLUB (continued) Park Hill High School Shawnee Heights High School Stockdale High School Bonneville High School Delbarton School Downers Grove North High School Cypress Creek High School Wichita East High School Highland High School Pittsburg High School Fort Scott High School The Pembroke Hill School Coppell High School Lincoln Southeast High School Bishop Miege High School Louisburg High School Pueblo West High School Henry W Grady High School Kent Denver School Norman High School Plano West Sr. High School Raymore-Peculiar High School Flower Mound High School Northwest Career And Technical Academy Lindale High School Cooper City High School Hathaway Brown School Olathe South High School Niles North High School Plano Sr. High School Brentwood High School Los Alamos High School Coeur D’Alene High School Lincoln High School Arroyo High School Truman High School Millburn High School Kapaun Mount Carmel High School Lincoln High School Suncoast Comm High School Freehold Township High School Whitefish Bay High School Asheville High School Monett High School

102

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Tyler Unsell Aaron Matthew Dechant Mark Regier Robert Clayton Fr. Michael Tidd, OSB Missy Carlson Scott Baker Vickie Fellers Suzette Burtoft Julie Laflen Amber Toth Justin Smith Glenda Ferguson, Maleda Kunkle Tommy L. Bender Melissa Reynolds Brian Weilert Nancy Groves, Paulette Frye Mary (Lisa) E. Willoughby, Mario L. Herrera Kurt D. Macdonald, Terry Stern Rubin Kasey Harrison Rhonda Smith Todd Schnake, Karla S. Penechar Eric Mears, Jon Rhodes Josh Symmonds Rory McKenzie Melvin Tanner, Katharine Barnett, Wendy Schauben Jason Habig Catherine Smith, Jo Ball Katie E. Gjerpen Cheryl Potts Harriet L. Medlin Margo Batha Stephanie Lauritzen Jennifer Lynn Owen Terry L. Colvin Carl F Grecco Maria Vazquez Mike Alexander Harris Jesse D Meyer Traci Lowe Phillip John Drummond Shawn Matson Keith Pittman Zachary McGee

MO KS CA ID NJ IL TX KS OH KS KS MO TX NE KS KS CO GA CO OK TX MO TX NV TX FL OH KS IL TX TN NM ID OR CA PA NJ KS IA FL NJ WI NC MO

241 241 241 240 240 239 236 236 235 235 234 234 233 233 232 232 231 230 230 230 230 230 228 228 227 226 226 226 225 225 224 224 223 222 220 220 219 218 218 218 217 217 216 216


2014-15 CHAPTER HONOR SOCIETIES n THE 200 CLUB (continued) Newton High School Andover Central High School Charlotte Latin School Des Moines Roosevelt High School Gig Harbor High School Sylvania Southview High School Mitchell High School Rock Springs High School James Madison Memorial High School Ardrey Kell High School Centennial High School Clayton High School Wheaton Warrenville South High School Oxford Academy Savannah R3 High School Lowell High School Salem Hills High School Parkview High School Skyline High School Bethel Park High School Notre Dame Academy Ravenwood High School Seaman High School Grovetown High School Lake City High School Oak Grove High School Roosevelt High School Princeton High School Blackfoot High School Durham Academy Independence Chrisman High School Memorial High School - Houston Mountain Home High School Bentonville High School Central High School - San Angelo Ladue Horton Watkins High School Republic High School Charles W Flanagan High School West Lafayette High School Harlingen High School South Joplin High School Needham High School Ronald Reagan High School Trinity Preparatory School

David Williams Jodee Hobbs Jonathan Maurice Peele Lauren McCool Chris Coovert Paul Moffitt Ron Grimsley Angela Stephens Thomas Hardin Chris Harrow Wendi N. Brandenburg Justin Seiwell Dave DeMarzo Jon Williamson Cody Proctor, Cramista Volz Terence Abad Doug Welton Chris Rothgeb Judie Roberts Alice J. Ursin Patricia (Trish) Sanders Brian Kaufman David C Ralph Jonathan Waters Kara L. Smith Shane Cole Jennifer S. Bergan Gabor Jimmy L. Smith Jennifer Shumway Robert Sheard Shelia Holt Cecil M. Trent III John Petti Callie Ham Julie Schniers Molly K. Beck Kristen Stout Susan Mcgraw Aaron P. Smith Lee Ann Ince Bobby Stackhouse Paul J. Wexler Matt Reichle Dean Rhoads, Darcy Butrimas

KS KS NC IA WA OH SD WY WI NC TX MO IL CA MO CA UT MO UT PA OH TN KS GA ID MS SD TX ID NC MO TX ID AR TX MO MO FL IN TX MO MA TX FL

216 215 215 215 215 215 214 214 213 212 211 211 211 210 210 208 208 207 207 206 206 206 206 205 205 205 205 204 203 203 203 203 203 202 202 202 202 201 201 200 200 200 200 200

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2014-15 CHARTER CHAPTER REPORT This report summarizes the number of new members and degrees added by each charter chapter during the school year 2014-15. It does not reflect the current strength of each chapter. The “total” column indicates accumulated members and degrees since the chapter founding or the Leading Chapter Award. The column marked '15 designates the chapter rank as of August 31, 2015. The column '14 designates the chapter rank the previous year.

LEGEND:

Each year the top chapter in accumulated members and degrees, not more than one in a district, receives the Leading Chapter Award; then its accumulated total returns to zero and it begins a new record. The symbol ('10) indicates the last time a chapter won the Leading Chapter Award. A school may not receive the Leading Chapter Award unless it has been a member for five years or five years have passed since last

+ Leading Chapter Award

DEEP SOUTH (AL) '15 '14 Charter New Total 1 2 + Mars Hill Bible School ('04) 33 415 2 3 Trinity Presbyterian School 23 363 4 Prattville HS ('08) 37 353 3 4 8 The Montgomery Academy ('12) 100 340 5 5 Vestavia Hills HS ('10) 58 326 6 7 Saint James School ('09) 65 309 6 Spain Park HS 10 259 7 9 Grissom HS ('79) 0 237 8 9 10 Ramsay HS 26 208 10 12 Hoover HS ('03) 47 187 11 Mountain Brook HS ('11) 24 175 11 12 -- # Jefferson County IB School ('00) 3 121 15 Lamp HS ('13) 73 112 13 14 13 Prattville Christian Academy 18 86 14 Decatur Heritage Christian 14 63 15 -- # Bob Jones HS 26 53 16 17 16 UMS-Wright Preparatory School 11 21 18 1 The Altamont School ('14) 14 14 ARIZONA New Total '15 '14 Charter 1 2 + McClintock HS ('98) 69 777 3 Mesquite HS 41 733 2 3 4 Salpointe Catholic HS ('90) 44 668 4 5 Chandler HS ('96) 17 633 6 Tempe Preparatory Academy 37 614 5 6 8 Desert Vista HS ('11) 101 573 7 Shadow Mountain HS ('95) 0 526 7 8 10 Catalina Foothills HS 45 497 9 9 Dobson HS ('09) 14 469 11 Thunderbird HS 11 369 10 11 14 Phoenix Country Day School 51 366 13 Perry HS 46 365 12 13 12 Chandler Preparatory Academy 21 365 14 16 Brophy College Prep ('12) 78 343 15 15 River Valley HS ('07) 23 314 16 17 North Pointe Preparatory 31 270 17 18 Chaparral HS ('08) 26 244 18 19 Horizon HS ('94) 22 239 19 20 Sunnyslope HS ('05) 10 179 20 21 BASIS Scottsdale HS 59 178 21 23 BASIS Flagstaff HS 21 126 22 24 Desert Ridge HS 16 104 23 26 Mountain View HS ('13) 61 97 24 -- # Scottsdale Preparatory Academy 39 86 25 25 Red Mountain HS ('10) 6 48 26 -- # Gilbert Classical Academy 15 42 27 1 Hamilton HS ('14) 21 21 ARKANSAS '15 '14 Charter New Total 2 + Southside HS 29 450 1 2 -- # Cabot HS 200 408 3 4 Bentonville HS ('12) 95 249 4 3 Monticello HS 18 214 5 5 Rogers Heritage HS 22 154 6 7 Episcopal Collegiate School 20 105 7 6 Hall HS 9 105 8 8 Fayetteville HS ('13) 57 101 9 1 Little Rock Central HS ('14) 88 88 10 -- # Russellville HS 34 65 11 -- # Dardanelle HS 38 38

# New or Restored Chapter

ARKANSAS (continued) 12 -- # Omaha School 0 8 BIG VALLEY (CA) New Total '15 '14 Charter 1 2 + Turlock HS ('10) 66 383 3 Lodi HS ('09) 46 279 2 3 5 James Enochs HS ('12) 66 235 4 St Mary's HS ('07) 9 207 4 5 -- # Modesto HS ('00) 17 186 6 9 Delta Charter HS ('13) 50 95 7 6 Stockton Collegiate International Schools 40 93 8 Central Catholic HS ('11) 16 62 8 7 Stockton Early College Academy 0 51 9 10 1 Bear Creek HS ('14) 36 36 CALIFORNIA COAST New Total '15 '14 Charter 2 + Saratoga HS ('01) 100 1061 1 2 3 Palo Alto HS 63 1002 4 Mission San Jose HS 71 994 3 4 5 Monta Vista HS ('00) 36 954 5 6 Mountain View HS 46 811 6 13 Leland HS ('13) 370 733 7 Los Gatos HS ('95) 36 599 7 -- # Cupertino HS ('74) 120 586 8 9 8 Lynbrook HS ('09) 25 493 10 10 Los Altos HS 80 493 9 Westmont HS ('96) 10 461 11 12 11 Saint Francis HS ('10) 51 460 12 The Harker School ('12) 50 443 13 14 14 Milpitas HS 73 405 15 16 Presentation HS ('11) 63 376 15 Notre Dame HS 58 373 16 17 17 Archbishop Mitty HS 120 347 14 Evergreen Valley HS 0 244 18 19 18 Washington HS 33 156 20 1 Bellarmine College Prep ('14) 118 118 21 19 South San Francisco HS 1 116 22 -- # The Nueva School 53 81 23 22 Everest Public HS 12 57 24 -- # Eastside College Prep 1 17 CAPITOL VALLEY (CA) '15 '14 Charter New Total 1 -- + # Nevada Union HS ('00) 26 414 2 1 Granite Bay HS ('10) 63 382 3 3 Mira Loma HS ('11) 94 334 4 4 Jesuit HS ('97) 30 268 5 5 St Francis HS - Sacramento 16 248 6 6 Woodcreek HS 35 225 7 7 Kennedy HS ('06) 27 168 8 8 Rocklin HS 15 138 9 9 El Dorado HS ('08) 11 128 10 10 Oak Ridge HS ('09) 16 109 11 11 Antelope HS 36 98 12 13 Davis Senior HS ('13) 76 97 13 12 Ponderosa HS ('12) 24 81 14 2 CK McClatchy HS ('14) 32 32 EAST LOS ANGELES (CA) '15 '14 Charter New Total 1 1 + Gabrielino HS ('10) 338 1703 2 4 San Marino HS ('09) 157 801

receiving the award. If a school loses its charter status, becomes suspended or expelled, or fails to add new members and degrees during the school year, it is ineligible to receive the Leading Chapter Award. A tie in the accumulated total for the Leading Chapter Award is broken in favor of the school which enrolled the greater number of new members and degrees during that school year. This report does not contain the records of provisional or member schools.

* Lost or Suspended Charter

EAST LOS ANGELES (CA) (continued) 3 3 San Gabriel HS ('01) 48 7 Alhambra HS ('11) 228 4 5 5 Polytechnic School 48 6 Garfield HS 13 6 7 8 California HS - Whittier 21 11 Arcadia HS ('12) 141 8 9 9 Mark Keppel HS ('07) 26 10 Damien HS ('08) 19 10 11 14 Arroyo HS ('13) 126 13 Maranatha HS 80 12 13 12 La Puente HS 29 15 South East HS 15 14 15 -- # Los Angeles Leadership Academy 28 2 Schurr HS ('14) 58 16 17 -- # Troy HS ('98) 30 -- # Oxford School 6 18 SAN FRAN BAY (CA) '15 '14 Charter New 2 + Miramonte HS ('07) 200 1 2 4 Dougherty Valley HS 139 5 Analy HS 31 3 4 3 Sonoma Valley HS 3 6 George Washington HS ('93) 3 5 6 7 Mercy HS 7 7 8 Lowell HS ('06) 80 9 Bishop O'Dowd HS 78 8 9 10 St Vincent De Paul HS ('03) 37 12 Monte Vista HS - Danville ('11) 129 10 11 11 El Cerrito HS ('00) 48 12 13 Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep 47 14 Bentley School 62 13 14 18 College Prep ('12) 133 15 Windsor HS 46 15 16 16 Pinole Valley HS ('10) 32 17 17 San Ramon Valley HS ('08) 26 18 1 James Logan HS ('14) 192 19 19 Sonoma Academy 37 20 21 Skyline HS 48 21 -- # Raoul Wallenberg Traditional HS 42 22 -- # Oakland Technical HS 42 23 -- # Aspire Lionel Wilson College Prep Academy 30 22 Head-Royce School ('13) 35 24 SIERRA (CA) '15 '14 Charter New 2 + Bullard HS ('01) 77 1 2 4 Sanger HS ('11) 81 3 3 Ridgeview HS 14 4 5 Clovis North HS 76 5 6 Edison Computech HS ('07) 56 6 7 Clovis HS ('93) 15 7 8 Clovis East HS ('09) 11 8 9 Centennial HS ('10) 2 9 15 University HS - Fresno 176 10 10 Bakersfield HS ('08) 8 11 11 East Bakersfield HS ('05) 13 12 12 Frontier HS 2 13 13 Independence HS 19 14 14 Bakersfield Christian HS 0 15 1 Stockdale HS ('14) 133 16 16 North HS - Bakersfield ('12) 14 17 -- # Riverside STEM Academy 35

801 742 657 538 415 402 357 313 251 226 180 116 69 58 54 37 Total 1155 1078 953 945 841 783 735 731 532 503 470 409 363 286 281 240 221 192 182 123 77 66 58 57 Total 700 645 632 619 541 414 402 319 311 310 258 189 160 135 133 68 65

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2014-15 Charter Chapter Report

SIERRA (CA) (continued) 18 17 Liberty HS ('13) 6 50 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA '15 '14 Charter New Total 1 2 + Carlsbad HS 199 1031 2 4 Yucaipa HS ('05) 105 767 3 3 Oxford Academy 68 748 5 Redlands East Valley HS 0 632 4 5 6 Carter HS 44 573 6 7 Bonita Vista HS ('94) 67 552 7 8 Rancho Bernardo HS 12 406 8 9 San Dieguito Academy ('08) 5 372 11 Redlands HS ('10) 54 351 9 10 10 El Modena HS 39 337 11 14 Los Osos HS 59 311 12 13 Citrus Valley HS 27 284 13 12 Diamond Ranch HS 4 270 20 Claremont HS ('13) 136 265 14 15 15 La Costa Canyon HS ('11) 27 249 16 -- # Servite HS 48 238 17 17 Cajon HS 58 235 18 Torrey Pines HS ('12) 54 213 18 19 19 Vista Murrieta HS 66 209 20 16 Mount Miguel HS ('01) 3 185 23 Northwood HS 52 152 21 22 22 Fairmont Preparatory Academy 29 141 21 J W North HS 15 139 23 24 -- # Canyon Crest Academy 77 119 24 Heritage HS 8 96 25 26 26 Encore HS 3 67 27 -- # Santa Fe Christian Schools 6 66 1 Helix Charter HS ('14) 55 55 28 WEST LOS ANGELES (CA) '15 '14 Charter New Total 1 -- + # North Hollywood HS ('78) 86 690 2 West HS - Torrance 81 677 2 3 4 Palos Verdes Peninsula HS 96 658 3 Sherman Oaks CES ('00) 26 619 4 6 El Camino Real Charter HS 67 537 5 6 5 Chaminade College Prep ('06) 53 531 7 7 Narbonne HS 33 486 8 8 Notre Dame HS - Sherman Oaks ('99) 45 472 9 9 Brentwood School 30 436 10 Arroyo Grande HS ('04) 12 391 10 11 11 Foothill Technology HS 28 369 12 La Canada HS ('84) 51 355 12 13 13 Torrance HS 45 337 14 -- # Marlborough School 19 316 14 Immaculate Heart HS ('03) 14 265 15 16 17 Crescenta Valley HS 58 217 18 Loyola HS ('12) 70 209 17 18 19 La Reina HS ('11) 40 167 19 22 Fullerton Joint Union HS ('13) 78 130 20 Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy 25 130 20 21 21 Oakwood School - North Hollywood 52 128 22 -- # Los Angeles Center For Enriched Studies 30 76 23 1 Granada Hills Charter HS ('14) 61 61 24 -- # CHAMPS Charter HS Of The Arts 2 56 25 23 Burbank HS ('10) 2 47 26 -- # Campbell Hall HS 30 30 COLORADO '15 '14 Charter New Total 1 2 Cherry Creek HS ('12) 233 726 2 4 + Kent Denver School ('09) 105 539 3 3 Chaparral HS 23 479 4 5 Aurora Central HS ('93) 33 459 5 7 Cherokee Trail HS 66 438 6 6 Douglas County HS ('04) 37 413 7 8 Grandview HS 39 390 8 9 Eaglecrest HS ('02) 33 346 9 10 Chatfield Senior HS ('98) 21 327 10 11 Arapahoe HS ('06) 31 303 11 12 Columbine HS ('05) 41 291 12 13 Overland HS ('11) 38 252 13 14 Castle View HS 40 235 14 15 Highlands Ranch HS ('08) 53 217 15 16 Rock Canyon HS 7 162 16 17 Smoky Hill HS ('13) 39 99 17 1 Heritage HS ('14) 32 32 COLORADO GRANDE '15 '14 Charter New Total 1 3 + St Mary's HS 29 601 2 2 Woodland Park HS ('98) 19 592

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COLORADO GRANDE (continued) 3 4 Widefield HS ('03) 40 5 East HS - Pueblo ('93) 15 4 5 7 Hoehne School 21 6 8 The Classical Academy 44 7 9 Pine Creek HS 29 10 Cheyenne Mountain HS 40 8 9 11 Canon City HS ('09) 46 10 13 Air Academy HS ('10) 50 11 12 Alamosa HS 20 14 Centennial HS ('12) 56 12 13 15 La Junta HS ('11) 23 14 1 Pueblo West HS ('14) 78 15 16 Mesa Ridge HS ('13) 15 ROCKY MOUNTAIN-NORTH (CO) '15 '14 Charter New 1 3 + Niwot HS ('03) 42 4 Poudre HS ('93) 17 2 3 5 Longmont HS ('06) 26 4 8 Peak To Peak Charter School 38 7 Moffat County HS ('07) 15 5 6 9 Fort Collins HS ('08) 44 7 6 Strasburg HS 0 8 10 Silver Creek HS 16 11 Alexander Dawson School 66 9 10 13 Centaurus HS ('04) 14 11 15 Rocky Mountain HS ('12) 42 14 Fossil Ridge HS 13 12 13 17 Monarch HS ('10) 38 18 Fairview HS ('13) 60 14 15 20 Greeley Central HS ('11) 53 19 Union Colony Preparatory School 19 16 17 -- # Resurrection Christian School 63 18 1 Northridge HS ('14) 19 ROCKY MOUNTAIN-SOUTH (CO) '15 '14 Charter New 1 2 + Lakewood HS ('05) 65 2 4 Mullen HS ('01) 53 3 Mountain Vista HS 27 3 4 7 Valor Christian HS 67 5 Summit HS 21 5 6 6 Standley Lake HS ('03) 13 7 8 Bear Creek HS ('07) 51 11 Denver East HS ('13) 131 8 9 12 Golden HS ('10) 41 10 Denver School Of The Arts 22 10 11 1 George Washington HS ('14) 204 12 13 Regis Jesuit HS ('12) 45 14 Pomona HS ('11) 16 13 WESTERN SLOPE (CO) '15 '14 Charter New 1 2 + Battle Mountain HS 32 3 Palisade HS ('04) 83 2 3 2 Montrose HS ('08) 25 12 Eagle Valley HS 33 4 5 4 Ouray HS 0 6 5 Central Of Grand Junction HS ('12) 34 7 6 Grand Junction HS ('11) 2 8 -- # Paonia HS 21 9 7 Fruita Monument HS ('13) 16 10 1 Delta HS ('14) 28 11 -- # Roaring Fork HS 1 FLORIDA MANATEE '15 '14 Charter New 1 2 + Cypress Bay HS 193 2 4 Taravella HS ('07) 110 3 3 Stoneman Douglas HS ('06) 46 4 5 American Heritage School - Plantation 98 5 10 Nova HS ('13) 330 6 7 Ft Lauderdale HS ('10) 103 7 6 Pine Crest School ('00) 23 8 9 Western HS ('11) 152 9 8 Cooper City HS 98 10 11 Coral Springs HS ('09) 103 11 -- # McArthur HS 87 12 12 St Thomas Aquinas HS ('12) 93 13 15 Charles W Flanagan HS 105 14 13 Coral Glades HS 60 15 14 North Broward Preparatory School 30 16 -- # Everglades HS 59 17 17 Pembroke Pines Charter HS 82 18 16 Monarch HS 4 19 18 Archbishop McCarthy HS 17

517 462 419 396 380 354 314 276 255 163 126 78 56 Total 558 504 314 304 298 291 286 248 238 169 168 159 145 133 107 75 73 19 Total 706 495 473 449 431 422 407 341 242 237 204 177 96 Total 562 305 274 205 193 134 84 64 43 28 25 Total 950 764 728 712 693 666 604 561 544 436 393 386 367 347 299 247 197 146 120

FLORIDA MANATEE (continued) 20 -- # Miramar HS 108 21 -- # West Broward HS 75 22 -- # Deerfield Beach HS 49 23 -- # Pompano Beach HS 46 1 University School ('14) 75 24 25 19 Sheridan Hills Christian School 0 FLORIDA OCEANFRONT '15 '14 Charter New 6 + Boca Raton Community HS 147 1 2 2 Palm Beach Gardens HS 37 3 4 Jupiter HS ('06) 45 4 3 Lake Worth Community HS 0 5 Atlantic Community HS ('95) 16 5 6 7 Suncoast Comm HS ('09) 108 7 8 Martin County HS ('01) 51 8 9 Palm Beach Central HS 42 9 10 American Heritage HS - Delray Beach 35 10 11 Royal Palm Beach HS ('10) 41 11 13 William T Dwyer HS 33 12 Jensen Beach HS 5 12 13 14 Seminole Ridge Community HS 16 14 15 Dreyfoos School Of The Arts ('12) 84 15 16 Oxbridge Academy Of The Palm Beaches 68 16 -- # Park Vista Community HS 38 1 Wellington HS ('14) 109 17 18 17 Clark Advanced Learning Center 18 FLORIDA PANTHER '15 '14 Charter New 1 2 + Timber Creek HS 86 2 3 Lake Highland Preparatory ('11) 128 4 Lake Brantley HS 12 3 4 5 Lake Mary HS 12 5 6 Winter Springs HS 0 7 Lake Mary Preparatory School 40 6 7 8 Paul J Hagerty HS 35 9 Legacy HS 11 8 9 -- # West Orange HS 73 10 10 Wekiva HS 18 1 Trinity Preparatory School ('14) 52 11 12 11 Buchholz HS ('13) 28 -- # Oak Hall School 30 13 FLORIDA SUNSHINE '15 '14 Charter New 1 3 + Berkeley Preparatory School 26 2 Academy Of The Holy Names ('03) 2 2 4 Tampa-Jesuit HS ('97) 33 3 4 5 Sarasota HS ('06) 28 6 Southeast HS 18 5 6 9 King HS ('10) 53 7 St Petersburg HS ('08) 28 7 8 10 Palm Harbor University HS 37 9 8 Niceville HS ('07) 18 11 Hillsborough HS ('11) 34 10 12 Newsome HS 11 11 12 1 Pine View School ('14) 115 13 13 Paul R Wharton HS ('12) 32 14 Gulf Breeze HS ('13) 0 14 SOUTH FLORIDA '15 '14 Charter New 1 3 + Belen Jesuit Prep School ('08) 92 2 2 Christopher Columbus HS ('04) 36 3 5 North Miami Senior HS ('97) 2 4 8 Braddock HS ('13) 116 5 7 Michael Krop HS ('12) 57 6 9 Immaculata-LaSalle HS 17 7 1 Miami Beach Sr HS ('14) 93 8 10 Miami Palmetto HS ('09) 2 GEORGIA NORTHERN MOUNTAIN '15 '14 Charter New 1 1 Henry W Grady HS ('11) 79 2 4 Alpharetta HS ('12) 101 3 3 + McEachern HS 0 4 5 St Pius X Catholic HS ('00) 29 5 7 Wheeler HS 29 6 6 North Hall HS 23 7 8 Central Gwinnett HS ('10) 0 8 -- # Lambert HS 31 9 -- # R W Johnson HS 28 10 9 Pace Academy ('13) 22 11 -- # Lassiter HS ('08) 44 12 2 Westminster Schools-Atlanta ('14) 20

108 99 82 79 75 38 Total 616 611 587 574 537 537 423 385 361 290 241 231 221 186 130 126 109 62 Total 668 571 402 389 364 266 249 120 108 78 52 48 39 Total 321 318 269 241 212 209 209 191 185 156 127 115 92 14 Total 460 420 305 227 196 105 93 86 Total 449 331 255 251 225 225 99 77 73 52 44 20


LEGEND:

+ Leading Chapter Award

GEORGIA SOUTHERN PEACH '15 '14 Charter New Total 1 2 + Marist School 86 399 -- # Valdosta HS 70 382 2 3 3 Lee County HS ('00) 47 330 4 4 Woodward Academy ('99) 45 319 5 6 Carrollton HS ('11) 82 297 6 7 Grovetown HS 116 280 5 Fayette County HS ('09) 17 241 7 8 -- # Columbus HS 75 191 9 8 Westminster School - Augusta ('08) 30 189 10 9 Starrs Mill HS ('12) 65 179 11 11 Houston County HS ('10) 9 111 10 McIntosh HS ('03) 0 107 12 13 12 Jackson HS 6 101 14 1 Warner Robins HS ('14) 6 6 PACIFIC ISLANDS '15 '14 Charter New Total 1 3 Marianas Baptist Academy 8 260 2 -- # Mount Carmel School 5 74 3 4 Harvest Christian Academy ('13) 24 49 1 Marianas HS ('14) 28 28 4 HAWAII New Total '15 '14 Charter 1 1 + Kamehameha Schools ('10) 64 327 3 Parker School 50 296 2 3 4 University Laboratory School ('04) 32 270 5 Maryknoll HS 21 248 4 5 6 Kahuku High & Intermediate School ('06) 13 234 6 7 Iolani School ('09) 24 177 8 Leilehua HS ('90) 3 136 7 8 10 Punahou School ('13) 56 111 9 Sacred Hearts Academy ('07) 4 92 9 10 11 Trinity Christian School 37 88 11 12 Damien Memorial School ('12) 9 48 13 President William McKinley HS ('11) 10 40 12 13 -- # Aiea HS ('02) 32 32 2 St Andrew's Priory School ('14) 8 8 14 IDAHO GEM OF THE MOUNTAIN '15 '14 Charter New Total 1 3 + Eagle HS ('07) 84 672 2 Mountain View HS 71 660 2 5 Skyview HS 33 549 3 4 6 Borah HS 33 470 9 Renaissance Magnet HS 96 461 5 6 7 Bishop Kelly HS 33 459 8 Rocky Mountain HS 42 457 7 8 10 Wood River HS ('05) 60 424 9 12 Mountain Home HS ('11) 77 404 11 Vallivue HS 38 373 10 15 Columbia HS 94 276 11 12 13 Meridian HS ('06) 21 258 13 16 Boise HS ('10) 74 251 14 14 Kuna HS ('09) 31 217 17 Nampa Sr HS ('08) 17 185 15 16 18 Centennial HS ('12) 44 179 17 19 Timberline HS ('13) 39 54 18 1 Capital HS ('14) 3 3 IDAHO MOUNTAIN RIVER '15 '14 Charter New Total 1 2 + Madison HS ('00) 127 1100 2 5 Highland HS ('09) 128 849 3 3 Rigby HS 61 832 4 4 Century HS 31 787 5 6 Twin Falls HS ('92) 26 687 6 7 Jerome HS 49 659 7 -- # Teton HS 27 592 8 8 Pocatello HS ('99) 29 547 9 9 Shelley HS 19 537 10 10 Bonneville HS ('08) 126 508 11 12 Hillcrest HS ('11) 203 436 11 Kimberly HS 60 424 12 13 13 American Falls HS 32 228 14 16 Blackfoot HS ('13) 88 179 15 15 Idaho Falls HS ('12) 42 146 16 14 Sugar Salem HS ('10) 13 128 17 1 Skyline HS ('14) 88 88 GREATER ILLINOIS '15 '14 Charter New Total 1 2 University HS ('11) 81 288 2 5 + Charleston HS 28 252 3 3 Normal Community West HS ('10) 46 234

# New or Restored Chapter

GREATER ILLINOIS (continued) 4 Pekin Comm HS ('12) 62 182 4 5 6 Belleville West HS ('13) 76 159 6 5 Glenwood HS 49 157 -- # Olympia HS 38 53 7 1 Granite City Sr HS ('14) 40 40 8 ILLINI (IL) '15 '14 Charter New Total 1 2 + Wheaton Warrenville South HS (‘77) 141 966 2 4 Hinsdale Central HS 101 809 3 3 Naperville Central HS 0 783 5 Glenbard West HS ('07) 79 778 4 5 6 Thornwood HS ('98) 39 693 6 10 Downers Grove North HS ('08) 102 580 7 8 Thornridge HS ('97) 0 574 8 9 Homewood-Flossmoor HS ('10) 1 500 15 Downers Grove South HS ('12) 170 475 9 10 11 Dwight D. Eisenhower HS 45 430 11 14 Wheaton North HS ('11) 85 397 12 12 Reavis HS ('99) 12 396 13 13 Thornton Township HS ('09) 75 393 19 Carl Sandburg HS ('13) 174 291 14 15 -- # Thomas Kelly HS 0 187 16 16 Whitney Young Magnet HS 0 171 -- # Lane Technical HS 0 171 17 18 18 Southland College Prep Charter HS 42 164 19 17 IL Math And Science Academy 33 160 21 Leyden HS 15 85 20 -- # Urban Prep - Bronzeville 17 53 21 22 1 Oak Park & River Forest HS ('14) 24 24 NORTHERN ILLINOIS New Total '15 '14 Charter 1 6 + New Trier Township HS ('07) 195 1044 2 2 Adlai Stevenson HS 73 1025 5 Schaumburg HS 121 973 3 4 Evanston Twp HS ('83) 94 961 4 5 3 Fenwick HS 26 901 6 7 Wheeling HS ('95) 41 841 7 9 Elk Grove HS ('88) 49 835 8 Barrington HS 7 794 8 9 11 Loyola Academy ('90) 6 583 12 Prospect HS ('96) 102 582 10 11 13 Maine East HS ('04) 53 519 14 Rolling Meadows HS ('99) 28 475 12 13 16 William Fremd HS 115 426 14 15 Buffalo Grove HS ('11) 75 389 21 Glenbrook North HS ('13) 182 366 15 19 Niles West HS ('12) 102 338 16 17 18 Niles North HS ('92) 64 302 17 Highland Park HS ('09) 46 296 18 20 Huntley HS 51 236 19 1 Glenbrook South HS ('14) 154 154 20 21 23 Maine South HS ('10) 17 122 22 24 Antioch Community HS 6 107 -- # Solorio Academy HS 45 92 23 24 -- # Grant Community HS 20 67 25 -- # Phoenix Military Academy 0 56 26 -- # Perspectives Joslin Charter HS 0 50 HOOSIER CROSSROADS (IN) '15 '14 Charter New Total 1 2 + Jefferson HS ('92) 86 631 2 3 Cathedral HS 53 356 3 -- # Decatur Central HS 25 342 4 6 North Central HS ('09) 57 333 5 4 Maconaquah HS ('06) 26 306 6 5 Oak Hill HS ('99) 12 291 7 -- # Speedway HS 14 274 8 7 Carmel HS ('07) 26 240 9 9 Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School ('11) 74 224 10 8 Perry Meridian HS ('03) 0 212 11 10 Floyd Central HS 27 175 12 12 Hamilton Heights HS ('08) 16 143 13 13 New Castle HS ('10) 32 134 14 15 Lawrence North HS ('13) 14 70 15 -- # Sheridan HS 17 56 16 1 Kokomo HS ('14) 32 32 HOOSIER HEARTLAND (IN) '15 '14 Charter New Total 1 3 + Columbus East HS 31 506 2 2 Park Tudor School 4 502 3 5 Noblesville HS 105 465 4 4 Mater Dei HS ('97) 40 460 5 8 Ben Davis HS ('10) 98 383

* Lost or Suspended Charter

HOOSIER HEARTLAND (continued) 6 10 Fishers HS ('12) 7 6 Signature School 8 7 Burris Laboratory School 9 9 Southport HS ('07) 11 McCutcheon HS ('04) 10 11 12 Logansport HS ('11) 12 1 West Lafayette HS ('14) 13 13 Westfield HS 14 14 Connersville Sr HS ('13)

128 0 12 23 15 44 104 20 7

376 358 339 286 261 142 104 62 17

NORTHEAST INDIANA '15 '14 Charter New Totall 1 7 Chesterton HS ('13) 197 384 2 2 + Fort Wayne North Side HS ('96) 4 379 3 Canterbury HS ('07) 46 358 3 4 5 Homestead HS ('02) 18 274 5 6 Columbia City HS ('06) 9 200 9 South Side HS ('11) 17 191 6 8 Howe Military Academy ('91) 2 182 7 8 11 Concord HS ('12) 59 170 9 10 Bishop Dwenger HS 48 169 NORTHWEST INDIANA '15 '14 Charter 1 1 + Plymouth HS ('10) 2 4 Munster HS ('12) 3 The Culver Academies ('08) 3 4 5 Penn HS ('09) 5 6 Westview HS 9 Valparaiso HS ('13) 6 8 La Porte HS ('11) 7 8 7 Elkhart Memorial HS ('02) 9 10 Bethany Christian HS 2 Elkhart Central HS ('14) 10

New 116 175 94 101 10 151 54 0 29 0

Total 744 634 616 456 320 286 213 167 154 0

EAST IOWA '15 '14 Charter New Total 1 2 + Davenport-Assumption HS 14 401 3 Bettendorf HS ('05) 43 390 2 4 Clarke Community HS 19 365 3 4 5 Iowa City HS ('02) 27 260 5 7 West HS - Iowa City ('11) 40 245 6 Muscatine HS ('04) 14 221 6 7 9 Grinnell HS 30 146 8 8 Marshalltown HS ('09) 10 128 9 10 Waterloo East HS ('10) 1 117 11 West HS - Davenport ('07) 14 114 10 12 Columbus Community HS 12 59 11 12 13 Washington HS - Cedar Rapids ('12) 2 35 13 14 Indianola HS ('13) 0 12 1 Burlington Community HS ('14) 6 6 14 WEST IOWA '15 '14 Charter New Total 1 5 + Bishop Heelan HS ('02) 58 591 3 Ames HS 27 585 2 3 2 East HS - Des Moines ('86) 21 583 4 6 North HS ('90) 13 481 5 7 Okoboji Community School ('04) 22 437 6 8 West Des Moines Valley HS ('11) 90 429 7 9 Des Moines Roosevelt HS ('12) 66 258 8 11 Dowling Catholic HS ('13) 83 230 9 10 CAM HS ('06) 26 173 10 13 Johnston HS 45 131 11 12 Atlantic HS ('08) 15 118 12 1 Lincoln HS ('14) 101 101 13 -- # Sioux City East HS 50 72 EAST KANSAS '15 '14 Charter New Total 1 1 Lansing Sr HS ('12) 146 1308 2 3 + Shawnee Mission East HS ('09) 174 1094 3 4 Sumner Academy ('05) 83 906 4 6 Bishop Miege HS ('05) 84 790 5 5 Shawnee Mission Northwest HS ('97) 64 778 6 7 Lawrence Free State HS ('08) 162 753 7 9 Lawrence HS ('11) 154 568 8 10 Olathe South HS ('10) 88 492 9 8 Paola HS 19 447 10 11 Shawnee Mission South HS ('07) 34 409 11 15 Olathe Northwest HS ('13) 203 394 12 12 Shawnee Mission North HS ('06) 21 372 13 13 Piper HS 80 300 14 2 Shawnee Mission West HS ('14) 69 69

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KANSAS FLINT-HILLS '15 '14 Charter 1 2 + Topeka HS ('04) 3 Emporia HS ('08) 2 3 4 Manhattan HS ('09) 4 6 Seaman HS ('06) 5 5 Silver Lake HS ('02) 7 Topeka West HS ('05) 6 7 9 Washburn Rural HS ('13) 8 Shawnee Heights HS ('12) 8 9 10 Hayden HS ('11) -- # Jefferson West HS 10 11 1 Junction City HS ('14) 12 11 Baldwin HS ('10)

New 110 117 122 86 38 44 153 72 54 21 92 17

Total 1028 842 802 717 669 443 312 270 191 109 92 69

SOUTH KANSAS '15 '14 Charter New Total 1 3 + Southeast HS - Cherokee 44 531 4 Girard HS 34 304 2 6 St Mary's Colgan HS ('07) 23 289 3 4 9 Fort Scott HS ('12) 127 282 5 7 Winfield HS ('04) 8 272 6 8 Caney Valley HS ('10) 38 218 10 Independence HS ('09) 52 204 7 8 13 Pittsburg HS ('13) 86 174 9 11 Cherryvale Middle HS 19 161 12 Parsons HS ('11) 38 133 10 1 Field Kindley Memorial HS ('14) 48 48 11 SUNFLOWER (KS) '15 '14 Charter New Total 1 2 + Maize HS ('04) 38 942 2 4 Andover Central HS 94 692 3 Bishop Carroll Catholic HS 16 684 3 4 11 Valley Center HS ('12) 208 683 5 5 Wichita East HS ('08) 65 646 6 Southeast HS - Wichita ('06) 60 620 6 7 2 Augusta HS 29 599 10 Andover HS ('05) 65 573 8 9 7 Goddard HS ('07) 17 573 10 12 Mulvane HS 90 564 8 Wichita Heights HS ('00) 49 563 11 12 9 Trinity Academy 31 543 13 Maize South HS 50 372 13 14 14 Wichita Collegiate Upper School 56 359 15 15 Kapaun Mount Carmel HS ('11) 109 353 5 Derby HS ('08) 42 312 16 17 16 Wichita Northwest HS ('09) 54 290 17 Eisenhower HS 55 228 18 19 21 Campus HS ('13) 92 173 20 20 Sunrise Christian Academy 46 165 19 The Independent School 32 153 21 22 18 Bluestem HS 0 147 22 Remington HS ('10) 15 66 23 24 1 El Dorado HS ('14) 42 42 THREE TRAILS (KS) '15 '14 Charter New Totall 1 1 Blue Valley North HS ('11) 303 1262 2 4 + Blue Valley West HS ('09) 147 787 3 3 Spring Hill HS 81 728 4 5 St Thomas Aquinas HS ('07) 44 542 5 6 Blue Valley Southwest HS 67 430 6 10 Blue Valley HS ('13) 205 372 7 9 Olathe North HS ('12) 106 284 8 -- # Louisburg HS 151 275 9 7 St James Academy 37 260 10 8 Blue Valley Northwest HS ('10) 22 241 11 11 Bishop Ward HS 36 95 12 2 Olathe East HS ('14) 37 37 WEST KANSAS '15 '14 Charter 1 3 + Salina High Central ('08) 2 2 Hutchinson HS ('03) 3 4 Newton HS ('06) 4 5 Moundridge HS ('98) 5 9 Garden City HS ('11) 6 8 Liberal HS 7 7 Hays HS ('02) 8 10 Great Bend HS ('04) 9 11 Salina South HS ('09) 10 12 Buhler HS ('10) 11 16 Pratt HS ('13) 12 14 Lyons HS ('12) 13 1 McPherson HS ('14) 14 -- # Abilene HS ('94)

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New 162 88 82 17 91 29 0 23 42 56 64 43 78 46

Total 1049 1038 777 547 439 420 420 365 354 318 135 133 78 46

KENTUCKY '15 '14 1 3 + 2 2 4 3 4 5 5 7 6 8 7 6 9 8 9 10 10 11 11 13 12 12 14 13 14 15 15 17 16 -- # 17 16 -- # 18 19 19 20 1

Charter Assumption HS Calloway County HS ('01) Beechwood HS Larry A Ryle HS DuPont Manual HS Henry Clay HS ('93) Kentucky Country Day Harrison County HS ('94) Paul Laurence Dunbar HS Paducah Tilghman HS ('08) Danville HS ('11) George Rogers Clark HS ('67) Murray HS ('00) Rowan County Sr HS ('13) Larue County HS ('12) Trinity HS Hazard HS James Graham Brown School Highlands Latin School Boone County HS ('14)

New 67 37 45 55 81 83 9 7 24 47 54 0 29 76 45 16 4 27 2 26

Total 484 459 397 396 393 383 323 280 279 277 266 225 205 165 119 82 82 47 32 26

LOUISIANA '15 '14 Charter New 1 3 + Holy Cross School 65 2 Isidore Newman School ('93) 44 2 3 4 C E Byrd HS ('76) 1 5 Abbeville HS 10 4 5 6 Pineville HS ('91) 5 7 Jesuit New Orleans HS ('97) 25 6 7 8 St Thomas More HS ('09) 39 8 11 John Paul The Great Academy 44 16 Comeaux HS ('12) 88 9 9 Ruston HS ('08) 20 10 11 10 Airline HS 16 12 Bolton HS ('04) 4 12 13 14 Acadiana HS ('07) 19 15 Teurlings Catholic HS ('10) 43 14 15 19 Christ Episcopal School 18 16 18 St Frederick HS 10 17 Saint Augustine HS ('11) 8 17 20 Lafayette HS ('13) 18 18 19 1 Cecilia HS ('14) 34 20 -- # Louisiana School For Math Science & The Arts 10

Total 558 545 487 474 440 314 248 228 215 210 204 186 180 175 65 61 61 49 34 32

MAINE '15 '14 Charter New Total 2 + Scarborough HS ('98) 9 262 1 2 3 Brunswick HS ('02) 29 252 4 Lincoln Academy 33 247 3 4 8 Cape Elizabeth HS ('12) 67 203 5 5 Maranacook Community School ('01) 22 200 6 6 Edward Little HS ('05) 8 184 7 7 Dirigo HS 2 172 10 Bangor HS ('13) 43 113 8 9 Orono HS ('07) 17 100 9 10 12 Poland Regional HS ('11) 28 90 11 11 Cheverus HS ('10) 9 72 13 Deering HS ('09) 11 61 12 13 1 Falmouth HS ('14) 31 31 CHESAPEAKE (MD) '15 '14 Charter 1 2 + Richard Montgomery HS 2 3 Catonsville HS ('00) 3 4 Charles E Smith Jewish Day Sch 4 5 Wilde Lake HS 5 8 Walt Whitman HS ('11) 6 7 Thomas S Wootton HS ('92) 7 10 Loyola-Blakefield HS ('12) 9 Notre Dame Prep School 8 9 11 Baltimore City College HS ('13) 10 -- # Marriotts Ridge HS 11 12 Reservoir HS 12 1 Walter Johnson HS ('14) 13 13 Winston Churchill HS ('10)

New 20 3 21 17 55 6 40 23 46 32 15 68 1

Total 304 279 241 196 179 143 133 127 112 90 79 68 17

MICHIGAN '15 '14 Charter New Total 1 3 Portage Northern HS ('11) 41 208 2 2 + Lenawee Christian School 7 200 3 -- # Battle Creek Central HS ('97) 58 197 4 4 Grand Rapids Christian HS ('12) 57 171 5 5 Plymouth Educational Center Prep HS 0 104 6 6 Detroit Loyola HS 18 99 7 7 Portage Central HS ('10) 8 83

MICHIGAN (continued) 8 9 Holland HS ('13) 23 71 9 10 Grand Rapids City HS ('09) 17 60 -- # Midwest Speech & Debate 32 54 10 11 1 Dexter HS ('14) 16 16 CENTRAL MINNESOTA '15 '14 Charter New Total 1 3 + Blaine HS 135 1036 2 4 Apple Valley HS ('08) 169 942 2 South HS - Minneapolis 35 937 3 4 7 St Paul Academy & Summit School ('04) 127 862 5 8 Chanhassen HS 129 830 6 5 Roseville Area HS ('05) 60 806 6 Stillwater Area HS ('90) 59 798 7 8 9 Highland Park Senior HS 23 720 9 10 Central HS - St Paul 0 613 10 17 Eastview HS ('12) 211 579 11 Prior Lake-Savage School-ISD719 79 558 11 12 14 Cottage Grove Park HS ('06) 62 487 12 Minnetonka HS 32 470 13 14 15 Anoka HS ('95) 38 459 16 South St Paul HS ('03) 60 444 15 16 13 Como Park HS 0 430 17 22 East Ridge HS 141 426 18 St Anthony Village HS ('82) 42 402 18 20 Shakopee Sr HS 52 364 19 20 19 Southwest HS 6 322 21 23 Orono HS 72 322 21 Harding HS 17 319 22 23 24 Centennial HS ('11) 49 262 25 Washburn HS ('79) 0 169 24 25 26 Forest Lake Sr HS ('13) 59 150 26 -- # Mounds Park Academy ('09) 17 21 NORTHERN LIGHTS (MN) '15 '14 Charter New Total 1 3 + Moorhead HS ('09) 124 706 2 2 Brainerd HS ('95) 26 655 4 Champlin Park HS 48 575 3 4 5 Bemidji HS 40 554 6 Walker HS ('05) 37 442 5 6 10 Maple Grove Senior HS 101 387 7 Grand Rapids HS ('02) 6 384 7 8 8 Andover HS 43 352 11 St Francis HS ('10) 25 310 9 10 12 East Grand Forks Sr HS 13 273 11 14 St Cloud Tech HS ('07) 36 263 12 13 Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa HS 26 257 16 Denfeld HS ('08) 35 228 13 15 Hawley Public Schools 17 212 14 15 20 St Michael Albertville HS ('12) 59 182 16 17 Eagle Valley HS 16 167 21 Duluth East HS ('11) 43 162 17 18 19 Rocori HS 20 158 18 Cass Lake Bena HS 5 155 19 20 22 Kimball Area HS 18 103 21 24 Dilworth Glyndon Felton HS ('13) 39 101 23 New York Mills HS 13 75 22 23 25 Cromwell-Wright HS 10 59 24 -- # Wrenshall School ISD #100 18 51 25 1 Staples Motley HS ('14) 24 24 SOUTHERN MINNESOTA '15 '14 Charter New Total 1 2 + The Blake School ('87) 57 1144 2 7 Eagan HS ('11) 231 964 3 3 Benilde-St Margaret's School ('02) 65 948 4 5 Lakeville North HS ('08) 148 940 5 4 Mankato West HS ('92) 16 809 6 6 Worthington Sr HS ('78) 7 797 9 Chaska HS ('97) 69 729 7 8 8 Robbinsdale Cooper HS 25 685 9 10 Mankato East HS ('93) 19 634 10 12 Eden Prairie HS ('09) 85 613 11 Lakeville South HS 58 603 11 12 13 Dassel Cokato HS ('99) 34 550 13 15 Rosemount Sr HS ('06) 70 541 14 14 River Valley HS 31 514 15 16 Bloomington Jefferson HS ('07) 60 480 16 17 Fairmont HS 34 432 17 18 Robbinsdale Armstrong HS 33 370 18 19 Hopkins HS ('04) 8 280 19 20 Marshall HS ('12) 92 271 20 22 Wayzata HS ('13) 117 193 21 21 Maple River HS 46 177 22 1 Edina HS ('14) 87 87 23 23 Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart HS 6 79


LEGEND:

+ Leading Chapter Award

MAGNOLIA (MS) '15 '14 Charter New 1 6 + Oak Grove HS ('10) 80 4 Laurel Christian School 64 2 3 5 Murrah HS 61 4 2 Petal HS ('06) 16 5 3 Ridgeland HS 11 8 Pascagoula HS 41 6 7 9 Madison Central HS 38 11 Sacred Heart Catholic School 54 8 9 10 Oxford HS 24 12 Presbyterian Christian School 5 10 11 14 St Andrew's Episcopal School ('12) 39 12 13 St Joseph Catholic School ('09) 14 18 Hattiesburg HS ('13) 49 13 14 19 Olive Branch HS 30 15 20 Jackson Prep School ('11) 21 16 -- # Lake Cormorant HS 20 1 Brookhaven HS ('14) 34 17 CARVER-TRUMAN (MO) '15 '14 Charter New 1 3 + Republic HS ('96) 80 2 2 Diamond HS 29 4 Cassville HS ('00) 55 3 5 Nevada HS ('01) 12 4 5 6 Joplin HS ('08) 53 6 7 Monett HS ('09) 73 7 8 Webb City HS ('06) 47 9 Purdy HS 18 8 11 El Dorado Springs HS 26 9 10 16 Carthage HS ('12) 113 11 19 Neosho HS ('13) 150 12 McDonald County HS ('04) 52 12 13 13 Carl Junction HS ('10) 43 15 Reeds Spring HS ('03) 24 14 15 17 East Newton HS 34 16 18 Exeter R-6 HS 12 20 Aurora HS ('11) 45 17 18 1 Seneca HS ('14) 33 EASTERN MISSOURI '15 '14 Charter New 1 2 + Marquette HS ('01) 72 2 3 Rock Bridge HS 53 4 Clayton HS ('96) 67 3 4 6 Jefferson City HS ('05) 80 5 5 Mexico HS 20 7 Parkway West HS ('06) 70 6 7 8 Cape Girardeau Central HS ('80) 12 9 Columbia-Hickman HS ('99) 22 8 9 10 Brentwood HS 51 10 11 Howell North HS ('04) 42 14 Parkway South HS ('11) 69 11 12 12 Oakville Sr HS ('08) 30 15 Ladue Horton Watkins HS ('12) 62 13 14 -- # Jackson HS 28 15 17 Metro Academic & Classical HS 40 16 St Charles West HS 1 16 19 Pattonville HS ('13) 46 17 18 1 Parkway Central HS ('14) 81 19 -- # Clyde C Miller Career Academy 11 20 -- # The Principia School 14 HEART OF AMERICA (MO) '15 '14 Charter New 1 4 + Liberty Sr HS ('10) 245 3 Independence Truman HS ('07) 105 2 3 2 Savannah R3 HS ('02) 53 4 5 Smith-Cotton HS ('76) 11 5 6 Central HS - St Joseph ('00) 45 6 8 Independence Chrisman HS ('04) 73 7 7 Platte County HS 23 8 9 KC Oak Park HS ('03) 46 9 11 Park Hill South HS ('08) 88 10 13 Liberty North HS 176 11 12 Park Hill HS ('06) 112 12 10 Saint Pius X HS 0 13 14 Salisbury R-4 HS 8 14 15 Excelsior Springs HS 10 15 16 Pleasant Hill HS 31 16 17 Van Horn HS 32 17 18 Fort Osage HS ('09) 84 18 21 Staley HS 45 19 19 Henry County R-1 HS 17 20 20 Kearney HS 0 21 22 Smithville R-II School District 18 22 23 Lathrop R-2 HS 6

Total 374 367 364 353 316 298 277 251 243 189 178 153 113 89 76 56 34 Total 794 749 624 562 559 490 434 398 338 288 276 265 245 207 174 140 111 33 Total 863 825 819 712 691 689 412 357 346 264 230 222 219 188 161 126 116 81 55 27 Total 1140 1024 1009 891 879 837 817 799 791 784 748 712 518 514 474 384 375 268 259 242 207 137

# New or Restored Chapter

HEART OF AMERICA (continued) 23 25 Marshall HS ('13) 51 24 24 North Kansas City HS ('11) 25 25 27 Winnetonka HS ('12) 21 -- # Knob Noster HS 16 26 27 26 Lafayette Co C-1 HS 0 28 1 Maryville R-II HS ('14) 56 OZARK (MO) '15 '14 Charter New 1 6 Central HS - Springfield ('11) 232 2 2 + West Plains HS ('93) 55 3 5 Bolivar R 1 HS ('95) 66 4 3 Hillcrest HS ('98) 20 4 Waynesville HS ('92) 18 5 6 8 Lebanon HS 84 7 9 Marshfield HS 56 8 11 Parkview HS ('09) 94 9 7 Branson HS 26 10 Houston HS 0 10 11 12 Ozark HS ('01) 37 12 13 Greenwood Laboratory School 17 15 Glendale HS ('07) 156 13 14 14 Logan Rogersville HS 27 17 Kickapoo HS ('12) 172 15 16 Marion C Early R5 HS 21 16 17 19 Camdenton HS ('10) 59 18 18 Buffalo HS ('03) 27 20 Gloria Deo Academy 61 19 21 Nixa HS ('13) 69 20 21 1 Willard HS ('14) 144 22 22 John F Hodge HS ('09) 3 SHOW ME (MO) '15 '14 Charter New 1 2 + The Pembroke Hill School 107 2 4 Blue Springs HS ('08) 134 6 Lee's Summit West HS 182 3 4 3 Harrisonville HS 56 5 5 Raytown South HS ('06) 107 8 Raytown HS ('03) 65 6 9 The Barstow School 26 7 8 7 Notre Dame De Sion HS 22 10 Lee's Summit HS ('02) 57 9 12 Raymore-Peculiar HS ('04) 64 10 11 Ruskin HS ('91) 6 11 12 13 Rockhurst HS ('10) 73 13 14 Lincoln College Prep 49 17 Lee's Summit North HS ('12) 124 14 15 16 Belton HS ('11) 50 16 15 Grandview Sr HS ('09) 41 17 1 Blue Springs South HS ('14) 157 18 Summit Christian Academy 20 18 19 Warrensburg HS ('13) 23 19 MONTANA '15 '14 Charter New 1 4 + Glacier HS 148 2 5 Flathead HS ('07) 124 3 3 Butte HS ('98) 54 4 2 Capital HS 23 5 6 Big Sky HS 66 6 7 Great Falls Russell HS ('00) 34 7 8 Sentinel HS ('04) 42 8 9 Billings West HS ('03) 50 9 10 Columbia Falls HS 58 10 11 Great Falls HS ('05) 56 11 13 Skyview HS ('09) 74 12 12 Havre HS ('01) 34 13 14 Corvallis HS ('10) 62 14 17 Hellgate HS ('11) 77 15 19 Bozeman HS ('13) 148 16 16 Stevensville HS 60 17 15 Billings Sr HS ('08) 42 18 20 Helena HS ('12) 49 19 -- # Ronan HS 27 20 1 Hamilton HS ('14) 36 CAROLINA WEST (NC) '15 '14 Charter New 1 2 + Bishop McGuinness HS ('08) 63 2 3 Myers Park HS ('10) 59 3 6 Northwest Guilford HS ('09) 64 4 5 Marvin Ridge HS 26 5 4 Chase HS ('03) 17 6 7 Providence HS ('06) 80 7 14 Charlotte Latin School ('12) 125 8 11 Ardrey Kell HS ('13) 102

117 111 69 67 56 56 Total 915 862 784 781 769 748 714 711 693 631 601 536 510 507 423 357 272 252 216 177 144 61 Total 1100 1095 1059 1040 1027 928 886 886 769 649 616 445 414 371 338 333 157 126 67 Total 985 946 916 905 885 804 769 760 523 432 412 386 336 289 284 283 280 140 49 36 Total 430 389 348 342 338 294 226 219

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CAROLINA WEST (NC) (continued) -- # Carolina Day School 23 183 9 10 8 Calvary Baptist Day School 23 182 11 10 North Mecklenburg HS ('11) 51 175 12 9 Phillip O Berry Academy Of Technology 14 152 13 13 Charlotte Catholic HS 41 144 14 1 Asheville HS ('14) 98 98 -- # Central Cabarrus HS 19 58 15 16 15 School Of Inquiry & Life Sciences At Asheville 1 43 17 16 University Christian HS 10 41 TARHEEL EAST (NC) '15 '14 Charter New Total 1 2 + Massey Hill Classical HS 37 456 2 3 Seventy First HS ('94) 5 423 5 East Chapel Hill HS ('08) 54 395 3 4 4 South View HS ('00) 12 387 5 6 NC School Of Science & Math 23 329 6 7 Terry Sanford HS ('06) 47 311 8 Durham Academy ('11) 45 279 7 8 9 East Carteret HS ('10) 37 227 10 HARC 23 212 9 10 13 Cary Academy ('13) 93 211 12 Cary HS 48 207 11 12 11 E E Smith HS ('05) 9 168 16 Jack Britt HS ('12) 55 140 13 14 14 William G Enloe HS ('04) 24 136 15 15 SandHoke Early College 21 130 16 17 Cumberland International Early College HS 49 123 17 -- # Cardinal Gibbons HS 73 94 -- # North Raleigh Christian Academy 31 84 18 19 18 Grays Creek HS 16 84 20 1 Pinecrest HS ('14) 51 51 19 Cape Fear Academy 0 40 21 NORTH DAKOTA ROUGHRIDER '15 '14 Charter New Total 1 2 + Devils Lake HS 13 456 4 Grand Forks Central HS ('07) 43 446 2 3 3 Red River HS ('95) 13 424 4 5 Fargo Shanley HS ('08) 26 373 8 Enderlin HS 55 328 5 6 6 Valley City HS ('05) 37 326 7 9 West Fargo HS ('10) 46 313 8 11 Fargo South HS ('09) 56 299 10 Fargo North HS ('06) 35 294 9 7 Washburn HS ('03) 15 289 10 11 12 North Sargent Public School 16 206 12 14 Fargo Davies HS 53 189 17 Richardton-Taylor HS ('11) 51 175 13 14 13 Oak Grove Lutheran HS 8 160 16 Mott-Regent HS 25 150 15 16 15 Milnor Public School 6 137 18 Mandan HS ('12) 21 113 17 18 20 LaMoure HS 23 75 19 1 Central Cass HS ('14) 17 17 20 21 Richland HS ('13) 4 11 -- # Northern Cass HS 6 6 21 NEBRASKA '15 '14 Charter New Total 1 1 + Millard North HS ('10) 272 1106 2 3 Raymond Central HS ('02) 50 588 3 4 Fremont HS ('06) 44 514 4 5 Norfolk HS ('07) 44 473 5 7 Millard West HS ('11) 102 471 6 6 David City HS 70 439 7 10 Lincoln Southwest HS ('13) 183 399 8 8 Grand Island Senior HS ('04) 27 372 9 9 Kearney Sr HS ('09) 27 348 10 11 Northwest HS 17 135 11 12 Arapahoe HS 0 98 12 2 Marian HS ('14) 43 43 13 -- # North Platte St. Patrick's 17 17 NEBRASKA SOUTH New Total '15 '14 Charter 2 + Bellevue West HS ('03) 45 633 1 2 3 Pius X HS 47 609 3 5 Millard South HS ('05) 80 598 4 6 Lincoln North Star HS 61 559 5 4 Ralston HS ('96) 20 540 6 8 Lincoln HS ('95) 45 530 7 7 Crete HS 32 526 8 11 Lincoln East HS ('10) 118 443 9 9 Lincoln Northeast HS ('75) 18 363 10 10 Westside HS ('06) 20 349 11 12 Bellevue East HS ('07) 22 319

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NEBRASKA SOUTH (continued) 12 13 Norris Public Schools 16 249 13 14 Creighton Preparatory School ('08) 35 231 15 Papillion-La Vista South HS 17 183 14 15 16 Papillion-La Vista HS ('11) 7 119 16 1 Lincoln Southeast HS ('14) 105 105 17 -- # Elkhorn South HS 34 92 18 17 Mount Michael Benedictine HS ('12) 28 81 19 18 Hastings Senior HS ('13) 33 68 GOLDEN DESERT (NV) '15 '14 Charter New Total 1 2 + Foothill HS ('06) 69 614 2 3 Spring Valley HS 55 584 3 11 Palo Verde HS ('12) 193 525 4 Moapa Valley HS 30 503 4 5 8 Coronado HS ('10) 89 434 6 5 Silverado HS ('04) 35 424 6 Dixie HS 41 415 7 8 7 Canyon Springs HS 36 383 9 9 Virgin Valley HS 27 370 10 Arbor View HS 9 345 10 12 Bishop Gorman HS ('02) 33 320 11 12 13 Clark HS ('99) 41 293 13 15 Green Valley HS ('13) 134 271 14 -- # Northwest Career And Technical Academy 129 234 14 Advanced Technologies Acad ('09) 45 223 15 16 16 Rancho HS 50 181 17 Desert Hills HS 10 117 17 18 -- # Desert Oasis HS 57 107 18 Valley HS ('11) 0 69 19 20 -- # Snow Canyon HS 25 62 21 -- # West Career And Technical Academy 13 56 22 -- # Las Vegas Academy 28 54 23 -- # Coral Academy Of Science Las Vegas 16 52 24 1 The Meadows School ('14) 35 35 SAGEBRUSH (NV) '15 '14 Charter New Total 1 2 + Elko HS ('05) 57 436 2 3 Carson HS ('97) 43 394 4 Douglas HS ('04) 20 282 3 5 Carson Valley Middle School ('06) 16 235 4 5 6 Sage Ridge School 25 187 9 Spring Creek HS ('11) 49 174 6 7 Spanish Springs HS 12 172 7 8 10 Bishop Manogue Catholic HS ('10) 42 151 9 8 Damonte Ranch HS 7 133 10 11 Pau Wa Lu Middle School ('12) 4 67 1 Reno HS ('14) 67 67 11 12 12 Northern Nevada Home Schools 7 42 13 -- # The Davidson Academy Of Nevada 13 32 14 13 Galena HS ('13) 7 14 NEW ENGLAND (MA & NH) '15 '14 Charter New Total 1 2 + Milton Academy ('03) 56 760 3 Shrewsbury HS ('08) 99 669 2 3 4 Lincoln-Sudbury Regional HS 46 526 4 8 Needham HS ('11) 90 341 5 6 Bancroft School 29 335 6 5 Natick HS ('81) 18 326 7 7 Catholic Memorial School ('10) 52 319 8 9 Bishop Guertin HS ('04) 4 250 9 10 Waring School 35 231 10 13 Acton-Boxborough Regional HS ('12) 90 226 11 -- # Boston Latin School 23 199 12 11 Revere HS 10 156 13 12 Sacred Heart HS ('09) 17 154 14 1 Newton South HS ('14) 151 151 15 -- # Advanced Math & Science Acad Charter School 87 146 16 14 Chelmsford HS 19 113 17 15 Manchester Essex Regional HS ('13) 32 85 NEW JERSEY '15 '14 Charter New Total 1 1 + Ridge HS ('10) 147 914 2 7 Summit HS 133 679 3 8 Montville HS ('09) 118 658 4 3 Elizabeth HS ('98) 44 644 5 5 Randolph HS ('05) 58 623 6 4 Matawan Regional HS ('88) 17 607 7 6 Ridgewood HS 12 574 8 9 Princeton HS 77 541 9 10 Science HS ('06) 21 343 10 12 Newark Central HS 25 303 11 11 University HS 8 302 12 13 Livingston HS 42 290

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NEW JERSEY (continued) 13 -- # Hunterdon Central Regional HS 18 276 15 Freehold Township HS ('12) 90 269 14 15 14 Phillipsburg HS 27 262 16 16 Bridgewater-Raritan Regional HS ('11) 88 255 17 17 Timothy Christian School 27 194 18 20 Delbarton School ('13) 74 170 18 Hanover Park HS ('07) 4 159 19 20 2 Millburn HS ('14) 134 134 21 19 Montclair Kimberley Academy 7 120 22 -- # Kugnus ACTS 18 35 -- # Noor-ul-lman School 14 29 23 24 -- # Stuart Country Day School 8 22 NEW MEXICO '15 '14 Charter New Total 1 2 East Mountain HS ('13) 41 494 2 -- + # Farmington HS ('98) 22 346 3 Rio Grande HS ('05) 40 334 3 4 5 La Cueva HS ('11) 49 305 5 4 Taos HS ('06) 13 281 6 6 Eldorado HS ('09) 25 211 7 Santa Fe Preparatory School 57 191 7 8 8 Albuquerque Academy ('08) 53 120 9 9 Desert Academy 25 92 11 V Sue Cleveland HS 29 91 10 11 1 Los Alamos HS ('14) 90 90 12 St Pius X HS ('12) 7 34 12 IROQUOIS (NY) '15 '14 Charter New Total 1 2 + Sayre Area HS ('05) 16 209 2 3 Oneonta HS 3 185 4 Unatego Central School 5 181 3 7 McQuaid Jesuit HS 45 139 4 5 6 Walton Central HS 0 109 6 8 Woodstock Union HS 9 91 10 Canisius HS ('11) 13 65 7 8 11 Towanda Jr-Sr HS ('13) 27 64 -- # Montpelier HS 15 59 9 10 -- # Mount Markham Sr HS ('09) 21 42 11 -- # Hancock Central School 23 39 1 Mount Mercy Academy ('14) 29 29 12 13 12 Franklin Central School ('12) 7 27 NEW YORK CITY '15 '14 Charter New Total 1 3 The Bronx High School Of Science ('12) 368 1166 2 2 + Chaminade HS ('05) 146 1159 3 4 Roslyn HS ('94) 41 803 5 Loyola School 26 743 4 5 6 Fordham Preparatory School ('58) 7 655 7 The Mary Louis Academy ('00) 44 581 6 14 Regis HS ('13) 295 572 7 8 8 Monsignor Farrell HS 29 519 9 9 Brooklyn Technical HS 49 498 10 10 Berkeley Carroll School 42 485 11 Poly Prep Country Day School 42 387 11 12 13 Collegiate School 18 320 13 15 Stuyvesant HS ('11) 30 290 16 Bronx Preparatory Charter School 46 256 14 15 20 Hunter College HS ('10) 67 211 16 18 Cathedral Prep Seminary ('09) 39 210 17 Half Hollow Hills HS East ('06) 6 181 17 18 19 Notre Dame Academy 19 179 19 -- # St Josephs HS 19 163 20 1 Syosset HS ('14) 157 157 21 21 UA School For Law & Justice 18 120 22 22 The Dalton School 7 101 23 23 Maspeth HS 36 76 24 -- # NYC ISchool 9 46 25 -- # Achievement First Brooklyn HS 20 32 NEW YORK STATE New Total '15 '14 Charter 1 1 Scarsdale HS ('11) 137 469 2 4 + Byram Hills HS 78 282 3 -- # Horace Mann HS 69 209 4 3 Harrison HS 29 195 5 4 Monticello Central HS ('10) 19 173 6 6 Lakeland HS ('08) 1 112 7 7 Convent Of The Sacred Heart 12 109 8 -- # Hackley School 28 66 9 2 Iona Preparatory ('14) 21 21 EASTERN OHIO New Total '15 '14 Charter 1 2 + Wooster HS ('05) 117 971

EASTERN OHIO (continued) 3 Jackson HS ('07) 102 2 3 4 Canton McKinley HS ('92) 65 4 5 Wadsworth City School ('01) 76 5 7 Norton HS ('91) 57 6 Revere HS ('69) 35 6 9 Highland HS 97 7 8 8 Cuyahoga Valley Christian Acad 19 9 11 Hoover HS ('10) 110 10 Carrollton HS ('04) 28 10 11 13 Stow-Munroe Falls HS ('11) 119 12 12 Medina Senior HS 63 13 14 Louisville Senior HS ('09) 40 16 Perry HS ('13) 157 14 15 15 Copley HS ('06) 31 16 17 Tuscarwaras Valley HS 40 18 Central Catholic HS ('12) 12 17 1 GlenOak HS ('14) 49 18 NORTH COAST (OH) '15 '14 Charter New 1 2 + Solon HS ('08) 154 2 4 Laurel School 46 3 3 Beachwood HS 9 5 Chagrin Falls HS 57 4 6 Brecksville Broadview Hts HS 61 5 6 7 Hathaway Brown School 67 10 Hawken School ('09) 112 7 8 8 Magnificat HS ('01) 25 9 Vermilion HS ('05) 38 9 10 11 Berea-Midpark HS ('84) 21 12 Mentor HS 13 11 12 13 Saint Ignatius HS ('06) 30 14 Kenston HS 39 13 14 16 Edison HS ('12) 44 18 University School ('13) 80 15 16 15 Rocky River HS ('11) 4 17 Olmsted Falls HS ('10) 11 17 18 1 Gilmour Academy ('14) 78 19 19 Lutheran HS West 18 NORTHERN OHIO New '15 '14 Charter 1 2 + Cardinal Mooney HS ('06) 67 2 3 Niles McKinley HS ('05) 49 4 Liberty HS 34 3 4 7 Canfield HS ('12) 164 6 Austintown Fitch HS ('10) 69 5 6 5 Columbiana HS 47 7 9 South Range HS 66 10 Howland HS ('11) 60 8 9 8 Boardman HS ('09) 29 11 John F Kennedy HS ('08) 24 10 11 12 Champion HS 38 12 13 Ursuline HS ('13) 35 1 Poland Seminary HS ('14) 41 13 WESTERN OHIO '15 '14 Charter New 1 2 + Gahanna-Lincoln HS ('03) 43 3 Notre Dame Academy ('04) 60 2 3 4 Upper Arlington HS ('88) 24 4 5 Centerville HS ('08) 79 6 Middletown HS ('94) 74 5 6 7 Whitmer HS ('95) 22 7 8 Beavercreek HS ('06) 60 8 9 Perrysburg HS ('05) 42 9 10 Wauseon HS ('07) 58 10 12 Mount Vernon HS 47 11 16 Mason HS ('13) 137 12 11 Bexley HS 0 13 13 Oakwood HS ('11) 44 14 14 Sylvania Northview HS ('10) 4 15 15 Princeton HS ('09) 13 16 17 Dublin Jerome HS 42 17 1 Sylvania Southview HS ('14) 95 18 18 Maumee HS ('12) 20 EAST OKLAHOMA New '15 '14 Charter 1 2 + Tulsa Washington HS ('04) 102 2 4 Jenks HS ('08) 85 3 3 Charles Page HS ('95) 25 4 5 Owasso HS 20 5 6 Mannford HS 21 6 7 Muskogee HS ('81) 42 7 11 Bixby HS ('11) 121 8 10 Broken Arrow HS ('07) 51

953 893 882 683 679 614 591 530 527 442 418 338 325 321 196 68 49 Total 709 563 552 546 539 526 444 425 387 342 315 251 207 140 134 111 90 78 58 Total 719 604 532 444 415 397 279 263 255 176 130 62 41 Total 715 711 625 571 541 479 407 384 360 255 231 222 210 140 127 122 95 93 Total 756 605 554 538 524 495 442 429


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EAST OKLAHOMA (continued) 9 9 Oologah HS ('99) 38 10 12 Bartlesville HS ('05) 52 15 Haskell HS 55 11 12 13 Skiatook HS 18 13 18 Muldrow HS ('09) 60 14 14 Bristow HS ('88) 7 16 Verdigris HS 2 15 16 17 Keys HS 1 19 Metro Christian Academy 31 17 18 23 Bishop Kelley HS ('12) 71 21 Riverfield Country Day School 29 19 20 20 Sapulpa HS ('06) 7 21 22 Claremore HS ('10) 0 24 Tulsa School Arts & Sciences 16 22 23 1 Union HS ('14) 60 24 25 Cascia Hall Preparatory ('13) 19 WEST OKLAHOMA '15 '14 Charter New 1 2 + Norman North HS ('08) 133 2 3 Westmoore HS 57 4 Okarche HS 14 3 4 6 Norman HS ('09) 82 5 Enid HS ('01) 37 5 8 Guymon HS ('04) 38 6 7 9 Edmond Memorial HS ('95) 22 8 7 Cordell HS 9 9 11 Edmond North HS ('06) 78 10 Cherokee HS ('87) 30 10 12 Choctaw Sr HS 49 11 12 13 Bethany HS 27 13 -- # Ardmore HS 60 14 Classen SAS 6 14 15 17 Moore HS ('11) 46 15 Okeene HS 10 16 17 16 Southmoore HS 38 18 18 Edmond Santa Fe HS ('10) 35 20 Heritage Hall School ('07) 23 19 20 19 Casady School 14 21 Kingfisher HS ('05) 3 21 22 22 Bishop McGuinness HS ('12) 35 23 24 Harding Charter Prep HS 24 23 Quinton HS 0 24 25 25 Crossings Christian School 6 1 Comanche HS ('14) 27 26 27 -- # Harding Fine Arts Academy 24 28 -- # Hinton HS 4 26 Putnam City North HS ('13) 0 29 NORTH OREGON '15 '14 Charter New 1 2 + Century HS 19 4 McMinnville HS 42 2 3 3 West Linn HS 17 9 Lincoln HS ('00) 127 4 5 5 Forest Grove HS 1 6 11 Cleveland HS 136 7 Southridge HS 24 7 6 Canby HS ('97) 13 8 9 8 Clackamas HS ('03) 32 10 10 Oregon City HS ('98) 10 11 12 Lake Oswego HS 30 12 -- # Sunset HS 64 13 14 Glencoe HS ('08) 22 14 13 Centennial HS 4 15 15 Gresham-Barlow HS ('10) 47 16 Woodrow Wilson HS 55 16 17 17 Sprague HS ('11) 24 18 1 Westview HS ('14) 148 19 18 Blanchet Catholic School 17 20 19 Tigard HS ('12) 27 21 21 La Salle Catholic College Preparatory 13 22 20 Beaverton HS ('09) 6 23 22 Silverton HS ('13) 37 24 -- # Oregon Episcopal School 37 SOUTH OREGON '15 '14 Charter New 1 2 + Marshfield HS ('03) 41 2 3 North Bend Sr HS ('95) 25 3 4 Grants Pass HS ('98) 39 4 5 Butte Falls Charter School 16 5 7 North Valley HS ('06) 22 6 10 Ashland HS ('11) 95 7 9 Siuslaw HS 5 8 12 Marist Catholic HS 13 9 14 Bandon HS ('13) 30

428 361 266 244 230 226 206 204 196 161 152 132 110 72 60 49 Total 770 683 589 551 514 486 468 465 440 427 404 341 292 279 233 225 225 185 169 163 138 128 111 88 46 27 24 14 7 Total 624 585 580 503 497 475 443 442 421 386 335 316 267 262 255 240 196 148 144 110 68 66 65 41 Total 403 370 342 301 272 237 191 69 67

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* Lost or Suspended Charter

NORTHERN SOUTH DAKOTA (continued) SOUTH OREGON (continued) 2 4 Aberdeen Central HS ('11) 197 633 10 -- # Hood River Valley HS 34 59 3 Huron HS ('02) 35 510 3 13 Mountain View HS ('12) 17 56 11 4 5 Brookings HS ('10) 101 485 12 15 Coquille HS 20 52 5 6 Groton HS ('97) 17 391 13 -- # Oak Hill School 27 38 7 Mitchell HS ('12) 77 236 6 7 8 Madison HS ('08) 18 117 PENNSYLVANIA 8 9 Milbank HS ('13) 34 86 '15 '14 Charter New Total 9 1 Lennox HS ('14) 40 40 1 2 + Bellwood-Antis HS ('10) 10 164 2 3 Hempfield Area HS ('05) 8 127 RUSHMORE (SD) 4 Trinity HS ('09) 25 99 3 '15 '14 Charter New Total 4 5 McKeesport Area HS ('11) 7 73 1 3 + O'Gorman HS ('10) 173 773 5 7 The Kiski School ('12) 17 30 2 Yankton HS ('01) 39 702 2 6 6 Greensburg Salem HS ('13) 12 25 3 5 Harrisburg HS 72 455 -- # Berlin Brothersvalley HS 22 22 7 4 4 Beresford HS ('92) 13 446 8 1 Greater Latrobe HS ('14) 20 20 5 7 Washington HS ('11) 132 426 6 Stevens HS ('07) 44 391 6 PITTSBURGH (VA) 7 8 Vermillion HS ('06) 9 297 '15 '14 Charter New Total 8 10 Sioux Falls Lincoln HS ('13) 141 292 1 1 + North Allegheny Sr HS ('10) 166 1024 9 9 Brandon Valley HS ('09) 34 214 2 4 West Allegheny HS 103 649 1 Roosevelt HS ('14) 117 117 10 3 3 Pittsburgh Central Catholic HS ('93) 50 632 11 Tea Area HS 5 97 11 4 5 Quigley Catholic HS ('00) 40 581 12 -- # Sioux Falls Christian HS 14 71 6 Knoch Senior HS 37 512 5 6 7 Bethel Park HS ('06) 67 507 TENNESSEE 9 Upper St Clair HS ('07) 108 449 7 New Total '15 '14 Charter 8 Mercyhurst Prep School 19 386 8 1 3 + Collierville HS ('03) 43 588 9 10 Mercer Area HS ('05) 35 363 2 4 Battle Ground Academy ('99) 41 583 10 13 Pine-Richland HS ('08) 47 315 3 2 St Cecilia Academy 14 563 11 Lakeview Christian Academy 25 309 11 4 5 Montgomery Bell Academy ('02) 40 541 12 12 Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic HS ('02) 25 303 6 Jefferson County HS 34 495 5 13 15 Fox Chapel Area HS ('09) 53 300 6 7 The McCallie School 21 442 14 16 Moon Area HS ('76) 34 276 8 University School Of Nashville 3 402 7 17 Peters Twp HS ('01) 37 268 15 8 9 Portland HS 24 383 19 McDowell HS ('11) 66 267 16 11 Ravenwood HS ('11) 86 350 9 17 14 Sewickley Academy 16 264 10 10 Rossview HS 24 329 18 18 Deer Lakes HS 31 237 12 Seymour HS 34 257 11 -- # Vincentian Academy ('91) 41 191 19 12 21 Morristown West HS ('13) 111 239 -- # Our Lady Of The Sacred Heart HS 13 180 20 20 Brentwood HS ('00) 76 224 13 21 20 St Joseph HS 6 93 14 13 Sullivan East HS 0 220 21 Mt Lebanon Sr HS ('12) 25 81 22 14 Brentwood Academy ('08) 19 206 15 22 Shady Side Academy ('13) 35 72 23 16 18 White House HS 27 193 24 2 Cathedral Prep School ('14) 18 18 15 Merrol Hyde Magnet School 7 189 17 18 19 Henry County HS ('09) 32 185 VALLEY FORGE (PA) 17 Independence HS 7 177 19 '15 '14 Charter New Total 20 16 Cookeville HS ('05) 0 173 1 2 + E L Meyers HS 28 485 -- # Father Ryan HS 32 117 21 2 4 Unionville HS 67 450 22 22 Northeast HS ('10) 17 95 3 5 La Salle College HS ('06) 53 428 23 Madison Academic Magnet High 17 82 23 6 Danville Area HS ('07) 55 417 4 24 1 Dickson County HS ('14) 45 45 3 Perkiomen Valley HS 15 408 5 6 7 William Tennent HS 22 368 CENTRAL TEXAS 7 9 Scranton HS ('99) 19 344 '15 '14 Charter New Total 8 Notre Dame HS 15 342 8 1 2 + Smithson Valley HS 18 524 9 14 CR North HS 64 338 2 4 16 Truman HS ('10) 67 330 10 James Madison HS - San Antonio ('99) 49 504 11 11 Abington Heights HS 37 326 3 3 Douglas MacArthur HS ('04) 30 499 15 Holy Ghost Prep ('09) 51 317 12 4 7 Winston Churchill HS ('11) 114 481 13 13 5 Jack C Hays HS ('00) 39 439 5 St Joseph's Preparatory School ('05) 12 292 6 6 Blanco HS 16 407 14 17 Delone Catholic HS ('03) 14 241 7 9 Ronald Reagan HS ('10) 72 377 19 Southern Lehigh HS ('11) 30 122 15 8 8 Earl Warren HS 37 366 16 18 Upper Dublin HS 0 102 9 10 Sandra Day O'Connor HS ('07) 36 328 17 21 Shikellamy HS ('12) 33 100 10 11 Claudia Taylor Johnson HS 22 309 18 -- # Strath Haven HS 53 98 11 16 La Vernia HS ('12) 95 262 19 22 The Hill School 27 94 12 12 Tom C Clark HS ('08) 33 246 20 20 West Shore Christian Academy 8 88 13 14 Geneva School Of Boerne 29 221 21 1 Pennsbury HS ('14) 57 57 14 13 Devine HS 13 219 22 -- # Science Leadership Academy 26 54 15 15 William H Taft HS ('01) 4 195 23 23 Gwynedd Mercy Academy ('13) 14 34 16 17 Robert E Lee HS- San Antonio ('09) 42 187 17 21 Saint Mary's Hall HS ('13) 109 157 SOUTH CAROLINA 18 John Paul Stevens HS 3 140 18 '15 '14 Charter New Total 19 20 Louis D. Brandeis HS 57 134 1 1 Southside HS ('11) 99 571 20 19 Lehman HS 3 83 2 3 + Irmo HS ('90) 31 441 21 1 Judson HS ('14) 51 51 3 7 Riverside HS ('12) 143 395 4 4 Christ Church Episcopal School 21 336 EAST TEXAS 5 5 Allendale-Fairfax HS ('99) 13 323 '15 '14 Charter New Total 6 6 Barnwell HS 6 285 1 2 + Katy HS ('80) 27 912 7 8 Mauldin HS ('10) 4 167 2 5 Kingwood HS ('97) 110 890 8 9 Williston-Elko HS 13 165 3 Crosby HS 23 843 3 9 10 Waccamaw HS 27 135 4 4 The Woodlands HS ('99) 42 824 10 11 Hillcrest HS ('13) 32 83 5 6 Klein Oak HS 31 771 11 2 Bob Jones Academy ('14) 55 55 6 8 Jersey Village HS ('01) 32 705 12 -- # Southside Christian School 10 26 7 9 Klein HS ('07) 70 674 8 10 Northland Christian School 58 646 NORTHERN SOUTH DAKOTA 9 11 Dulles HS ('05) 53 579 '15 '14 Charter New Total 10 12 The Woodlands College Park HS 17 543 1 2 + Watertown HS ('09) 106 661

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2014-15 Charter Chapter Report EAST TEXAS (continued) 11 13 Conroe HS ('87) 24 524 12 14 Cypress Springs HS 28 467 15 Spring HS ('04) 39 434 13 14 18 Cypress Creek HS ('11) 83 370 15 19 James E Taylor HS ('10) 82 369 16 16 J Frank Dobie HS ('08) 48 352 17 Magnolia HS 42 344 17 18 20 Montgomery HS 34 296 23 Cypress Falls HS ('12) 83 214 19 20 22 Galena Park HS 19 210 24 Oak Ridge HS ('13) 124 206 21 22 1 William P Clements HS ('14) 169 169 23 26 The Kinkaid School ('09) 21 89 GULF COAST (TX) '15 '14 Charter New Total 1 2 + Ball HS 52 440 6 Harlingen HS 87 406 2 3 3 Pharr-San Juan-Alamo HS ('93) 2 374 4 4 El Campo HS 38 369 5 5 Richard B King HS ('04) 38 362 -- # McAllen HS ('96) 24 292 6 7 8 Wharton HS 0 248 9 Columbia HS 19 209 8 9 11 Corpus Christi Carroll HS ('05) 32 195 10 Three Rivers HS 17 191 10 11 12 Boling HS 27 132 12 13 Gregory Portland HS ('13) 58 122 -- # W B Ray HS ('08) 47 82 13 14 Victoria East HS ('11) 17 78 14 15 1 Harlingen HS South ('14) 71 71 16 -- # Van Vleck HS 23 44 HEART OF TEXAS New Total '15 '14 Charter 1 4 + Westwood HS ('01) 305 724 2 3 James Bowie HS 75 626 3 2 Lyndon Baines Johnson HS - Austin ('95) 38 591 4 12 Hendrickson HS 163 465 5 5 Round Rock HS ('99) 31 431 6 Harker Heights HS 33 419 6 7 Wimberley HS 39 415 7 8 9 Dripping Springs HS 38 347 9 8 John Connally HS 13 339 10 Stephen F Austin HS - Austin ('07) 21 325 10 14 Pflugerville HS ('04) 49 275 11 12 13 Stony Point HS 14 258 15 Lake Travis HS ('10) 44 254 13 16 Salado HS 13 200 14 15 22 L C Anderson HS ('13) 104 172 16 17 The Parish Episcopal School 21 171 17 20 Westlake HS ('11) 26 160 19 McNeil HS ('09) 13 154 18 19 21 Cedar Ridge HS 17 150 20 23 Concordia HS 15 63 21 -- # Ann Richards School 32 61 1 San Marcos HS ('14) 17 17 22 LBJ (TX) '15 '14 Charter New Total 1 2 + Berkner HS 20 343 2 3 James Bowie HS - Arlington 14 334 3 -- # North Mesquite HS 17 305 4 5 Lovejoy HS 78 298 5 4 Canton HS 24 282 6 7 McKinney HS 27 215 7 8 McKinney Boyd HS 0 169 8 15 Wylie Sr HS ('12) 53 168 9 10 Whitesboro HS 26 159 10 11 McKinney North HS 26 152 11 13 Melissa HS 26 146 12 14 Saginaw HS 17 135 13 12 Summit Int'l Preparatory 0 124 14 16 Aubrey HS ('10) 27 113 15 19 Sachse HS 18 77 16 18 Pottsboro HS 8 69 17 17 Liberty Christian School 6 67 18 1 Richardson HS ('14) 34 34 19 20 Graham HS ('13) 13 24 LONE STAR (TX) '15 '14 Charter New Total 1 3 + Carroll HS - Southlake ('06) 106 572 2 2 Plano West Sr HS 54 531 3 4 Plano Sr HS ('10) 72 470 4 5 JBS Law Magnet HS 41 425 5 7 Grapevine HS ('11) 103 422 6 6 Arlington HS ('02) 11 378

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LONE STAR (TX) (continued) 7 9 South Grand Prairie HS ('06) 65 341 10 Greenhill School ('09) 49 323 8 9 11 Byron Nelson HS 35 308 10 8 Community HS 19 297 12 Mansfield HS 18 282 11 12 13 North Crowley HS 30 259 13 17 Garland HS ('99) 68 192 14 15 Granbury HS ('07) 23 172 18 Trinidad Garza Early College 37 159 15 16 14 Woodrow Wilson HS 6 157 17 16 Skyline HS & Career Development ('06) 15 153 18 20 John Paul II HS 40 133 19 21 Trinity Valley School 45 121 20 19 Dallas Highland Park HS ('08) 0 120 22 Northwest HS ('13) 13 34 21 22 1 Allen/Lowery HS ('14) 30 30 NORTH TEXAS LONGHORNS '15 '14 Charter New Total 1 1 + Hillcrest HS ('73) 1 535 2 6 Centennial HS 90 511 5 Lewisville HS ('95) 36 487 3 4 3 Naaman Forest HS 21 484 5 4 Edward S Marcus HS ('99) 16 477 -- # Clark HS ('00) 36 455 6 8 Coppell HS ('09) 95 452 7 8 7 Newman Smith HS ('00) 21 416 9 10 Hockaday School ('08) 49 389 9 Mesquite HS 19 360 10 11 11 Grand Prairie HS ('04) 20 351 14 Colleyville Heritage HS ('10) 58 331 12 13 12 Creekview HS ('07) 33 319 13 John H Guyer HS 28 313 14 -- # Hebron HS 51 309 15 16 15 Sunset HS 23 291 17 18 Flower Mound HS ('11) 113 283 16 St Mark's School Of Texas ('03) 6 254 18 19 17 Shepton HS ('06) 40 241 20 Jasper HS ('13) 102 196 20 21 19 Coram Deo Academy 10 126 21 W T White HS 8 93 22 23 22 Vines HS ('12) 37 91 24 -- # Irma Rangel Young Women 26 55 -- # Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy 47 55 25 26 2 Plano East Senior High School ('14) 22 22 SOUTH TEXAS '15 '14 Charter New Total 1 2 + Clear Brook HS 63 891 2 3 IH Kempner HS 53 877 4 Clear Lake HS ('02) 65 871 3 4 7 St Agnes Academy 73 788 5 5 Mayde Creek HS 16 780 6 Aldine Sr HS 2 736 6 7 8 Clear Creek HS ('87) 64 734 9 Lamar HS - Houston ('06) 79 724 8 9 10 Stephen F Austin HS - Sugar Land 25 628 10 13 Westside HS 75 585 11 Westfield HS ('05) 36 560 11 12 Monsignor Kelly Catholic HS 28 550 12 13 15 Cinco Ranch HS 53 510 14 14 Foster HS 28 501 15 16 Westbury Senior HS 66 475 16 17 Lamar Consolidated HS ('08) 15 378 17 18 Elkins HS ('07) 51 355 18 19 Dickinson HS 0 278 19 20 Needville HS 18 267 20 22 Michael E DeBakey HS For Health Prof 65 239 21 21 Harmony School Of Advancement 18 218 22 23 LV Hightower HS ('11) 65 215 23 24 Friendswood HS ('10) 41 182 24 26 Strake Jesuit College Preparatory ('12) 48 179 25 1 Bellaire HS ('14) 160 160 26 27 George Ranch HS 55 151 27 25 Clear Springs HS 15 150 28 -- # George Bush HS 19 145 29 28 Ridge Point HS 28 107 30 -- # School Of The Woods HS 27 71 31 -- # Clear Falls HS 39 59 32 29 Bay City HS ('13) 33 54 33 -- # Liberty HS - Houston 24 49 SPACE CITY (TX) '15 '14 Charter New Total 1 7 + St Thomas HS 37 741 2 4 Seven Lakes HS 143 739 3 3 Kerr HS 75 682 4 2 Barbers Hill HS 53 663

SPACE CITY (TX) (continued) 5 5 Cypress Woods HS 66 6 Stratford HS ('00) 12 6 7 10 Memorial HS - Houston ('08) 103 8 9 Cy-Fair HS ('03) 78 9 8 Houston Acad For Intl Studies 32 7 Cypress Ridge HS 25 10 11 11 Hastings HS ('07) 31 12 13 Langham Creek HS ('06) 45 13 12 William B Travis HS 1 14 Eastwood Academy 0 14 15 15 Cypress Lakes HS 38 16 16 Andy Dekaney HS 9 17 20 Alief Taylor HS ('12) 70 17 Cypress-Ranch HS 0 18 19 1 Spring Woods HS ('14) 89 -- # Tompkins HS 52 20 21 18 Pasadena HS ('09) 9 19 Alief Elsik HS ('13) 24 22 23 21 Eisenhower HS ('11) 13 TALL COTTON (TX) '15 '14 Charter New 1 2 + Hereford HS ('01) 15 2 4 Big Spring HS ('05) 32 3 Borger HS 18 3 4 5 Amarillo HS ('03) 37 7 Lubbock HS ('07) 32 5 6 6 Odessa HS ('00) 18 7 8 Snyder HS 25 9 Randall HS 15 8 9 12 Seminole HS ('11) 64 11 Tascosa HS ('08) 35 10 11 15 Central HS - San Angelo ('13) 95 12 10 Midland Christian School 9 13 Midland HS ('06) 7 13 14 14 Cooper HS ('10) 24 16 Sudan HS 19 15 16 17 Holy Cross Catholic Academy 15 -- # Rising Star HS 3 17 18 18 Frenship HS ('12) 13 19 1 Robert E Lee HS - Midland ('14) 43 20 -- # All Saints Episcopal School - Lubbock 26 21 -- # Rankin HS 19 22 -- # Abernathy HS 8 UIL (TX) '15 '14 Charter New 1 3 + Crandall HS 25 2 Whitehouse HS 4 2 6 Van HS ('08) 60 3 4 4 Good Shepherd School 16 5 Gilmer HS 8 5 7 Midlothian HS 24 6 7 8 Royse City HS ('07) 25 8 9 Brownsboro HS 15 9 10 Ferris HS 21 11 Hallsville HS ('10) 28 10 11 12 All Saints Episcopal School ('12) 45 12 14 North Lamar HS ('11) 55 13 13 Caddo Mills HS 36 14 -- # Prosper HS 64 15 1 Lindale HS ('14) 87 16 17 Leon HS 31 17 16 Chireno HS 7 18 -- # Mabank HS 30 19 18 Athens HS ('13) 28 20 -- # Hooks HS 17 21 -- # Union Grove HS 23 WEST TEXAS '15 '14 Charter New 1 2 + Americas HS ('06) 47 2 3 Montwood HS ('97) 30 3 5 Ysleta HS ('07) 46 4 6 Chapin HS 47 5 4 Austin HS - El Paso 0 6 7 Burges HS ('04) 32 7 8 Franklin HS ('08) 27 8 9 El Paso Coronado HS ('12) 17 9 10 Mountain View HS 30 10 11 Hanks HS ('09) 4 11 1 Eastwood HS ('14) 50 12 12 Bel Air HS ('11) 6 13 13 El Paso HS ('13) 1 YELLOW ROSE (TX) '15 '14 Charter New 1 2 + Midway HS ('96) 5

591 506 489 474 433 432 334 269 264 184 178 108 99 99 89 87 67 63 34 Total 435 417 404 366 342 333 317 263 234 213 193 192 163 131 99 84 77 59 43 36 28 25 Total 349 342 313 307 291 271 241 228 189 186 173 155 143 93 87 86 85 79 60 43 38 Total 356 321 283 274 270 250 241 99 87 50 50 48 17 Total 343


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YELLOW ROSE (TX) (continued) 2 5 Princeton HS ('11) 80 294 3 6 Vanguard College Prep School ('08) 17 207 7 Godley HS 24 199 4 5 9 Home Educator's Outsourcing Solutions 51 182 6 8 Round Rock Christian Academy 34 175 7 12 Holy Trinity Catholic HS ('13) 42 103 10 Center HS 14 101 8 9 11 Hamshire-Fannett HS 23 86 10 14 West Hardin HS 30 72 11 -- # Chapel Hill HS - Mt Pleasant 33 71 13 Mildred HS 12 59 12 13 1 A & M Consolidated HS ('14) 56 56 -- # Ford HS 22 49 14 GREAT SALT LAKE (UT) '15 '14 Charter New Total 1 1 + Lone Peak HS ('07) 53 727 3 Salt Lake City West HS ('05) 45 605 2 3 4 Cottonwood HS ('03) 25 575 4 5 Kearns HS ('97) 49 549 5 -- # Park City HS 61 388 6 Taylorsville HS ('01) 29 369 6 7 9 Rowland Hall-St Mark ('10) 73 352 8 7 Highland HS ('04) 15 349 9 8 Tooele HS 0 329 10 East HS ('09) 31 268 10 12 Olympus HS ('11) 39 247 11 12 11 Intermountain Christian School 14 225 2 Skyline HS ('14) 77 77 13 14 13 South Summit HS 5 75 15 14 The Oakley School 0 62 16 15 Cyprus HS ('13) 26 50 SUNDANCE (UT '15 '14 Charter New Total 1 1 + Bingham HS ('10) 80 668 3 Juab HS 41 524 2 3 4 Carbon HS ('00) 52 512 4 5 Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy 48 485 5 6 Juan Diego Catholic HS 8 414 6 10 Salem Hills HS 110 397 7 Timpview HS 38 380 7 8 9 Beaver HS ('08) 21 347 8 West Jordan HS ('95) 12 344 9 11 Stansbury HS 60 341 10 11 12 Waterford School 37 294 12 13 Jordan HS ('04) 10 263 13 14 Murray HS ('10) 22 209 17 Hillcrest HS ('13) 59 208 14 15 19 Hunter HS ('12) 68 196 16 18 Herriman HS 44 183 15 American Leadership Academy 23 182 17 16 Alta HS ('11) 25 177 18 21 Summit Academy HS 24 86 19 20 -- # Corner Canyon HS 28 54 21 2 Lehi HS ('14) 20 20 UTAH-WASATCH New Total '15 '14 Charter 1 2 + Northridge HS ('03) 63 651 2 4 Mountain Crest HS 77 608 3 5 Roy HS ('92) 91 593 4 6 Weber HS ('04) 60 560 5 3 Wasatch HS 16 555 6 7 Viewmont HS ('93) 72 517 7 8 Syracuse HS 60 468 8 9 Clearfield HS ('08) 57 464 9 10 Bountiful HS ('06) 41 418 10 12 Sky View HS ('12) 122 403 11 11 Logan HS ('09) 78 386 12 13 Davis HS ('11) 41 213 13 14 Morgan HS 54 201 14 15 Woods Cross HS ('13) 54 117 15 1 Layton HS ('14) 40 40 VIRGINIA '15 '14 Charter New Total 1 3 + Montgomery Blair HS 35 386 2 2 Chantilly HS 10 374 3 5 Yorktown HS ('79) 31 348 4 4 Dominion HS 17 337 5 8 South Lakes HS 40 318 6 6 West Springfield HS ('04) 4 312 7 7 W T Woodson HS ('98) 0 308 8 10 Wilson Memorial HS 12 284 9 11 Randolph-Henry HS 24 280 10 9 Our Lady Of Good Counsel HS ('75) 0 276 11 19 Robinson Secondary School ('87) 46 274

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VIRGINIA (continued) 12 14 Turner Ashby HS 24 273 13 21 John Handley HS 48 264 13 Sherando HS ('05) 14 264 14 15 15 Briar Woods HS 19 262 16 18 Fresta Valley Christian School 32 260 17 17 E C Glass HS 25 256 16 Freedom HS 17 256 18 19 20 Potomac Falls HS 11 231 25 Madison County HS ('11) 61 224 20 21 23 Broad Run HS ('12) 43 211 -- # Northwest HS 18 202 22 23 22 Midlothian HS 21 201 24 27 Fluvanna County HS 41 183 26 Blacksburg HS ('09) 16 170 25 26 24 Hargrave Military Academy 4 168 27 28 Thomas Jefferson HS Science & Tech ('10) 17 99 28 30 John Champe HS 30 94 29 -- # Louisa County HS 23 86 31 Lake Braddock Secondary HS ('13) 31 70 30 31 32 Holy Cross Regional School 1 31 32 1 Edison HS ('14) 19 19 INLAND EMPIRE (WA) '15 '14 Charter New Total 1 2 + Wenatchee HS ('94) 15 400 3 Mead HS ('06) 6 365 2 3 4 Gonzaga Prep HS ('08) 48 361 4 7 Coeur D'Alene HS ('11) 105 354 5 Coeur D'Alene Charter Academy 4 315 5 6 6 Walla Walla HS 7 279 7 8 Lake City HS ('12) 71 216 8 9 Chiawana HS 40 177 10 Central Valley HS ('13) 2 100 9 11 Mt Spokane HS ('09) 0 93 10 11 12 Moses Lake HS ('10) 4 77 12 1 University HS ('14) 42 42 13 Republic School District 0 28 13 PUGET SOUND (WA) '15 '14 Charter New Total 2 + Interlake HS - Bellevue ('82) 56 568 1 2 3 Mountain View HS 58 523 3 5 North Kitsap HS 41 331 4 7 BC Academy 54 326 8 Union HS 37 292 5 6 Bishop Blanchet HS 9 288 6 7 9 D D Eisenhower HS ('89) 38 270 8 12 The Bear Creek School 52 246 9 15 Seattle Academy Of Arts & Science ('11) 53 214 10 Kentlake HS 3 207 10 11 16 Newport HS ('12) 45 205 13 Ridgefield HS ('10) 23 191 12 13 -- # Sedro Woolley HS 15 174 19 Mount Si HS 62 159 14 15 17 Cedar Park Christian Schools 12 135 16 -- # Heritage HS - Vancouver 21 131 20 Kamiak HS ('13) 47 112 17 18 18 Glacier Peak HS 6 106 19 21 Providence Classical Christian School 28 92 22 W F West HS 14 77 20 21 1 Snohomish HS ('14) 28 28 WESTERN WASHINGTON '15 '14 Charter New Total 1 2 + Gig Harbor HS ('10) 116 568 2 3 Puyallup HS ('08) 52 464 3 4 Whitestone HS 25 394 4 6 South Anchorage HS 65 383 5 5 Tahoma Senior HS 56 382 6 8 Kingston HS 35 287 7 9 Auburn Riverside HS ('04) 23 263 8 7 Emerald Ridge HS 0 261 9 10 Auburn Senior HS ('03) 2 208 10 12 Federal Way HS ('09) 29 194 14 Raisbeck Aviation HS 27 189 11 12 13 Capital HS ('07) 19 158 13 -- # Bartlett HS 16 145 14 15 Eastside Catholic HS ('12) 32 93 16 Thomas Jefferson HS ('13) 44 85 15 16 14 West Anchorage HS ('11) 1 67 17 1 Peninsula HS ('14) 40 40 NORTHERN WISCONSIN New Total '15 '14 Charter 2 + Waupaca HS ('00) 58 619 1 2 4 Appleton North HS 31 525 3 3 Neenah HS 22 521 4 5 St Croix Falls HS ('93) 25 432

* Lost or Suspended Charter NORTHERN WISCONSIN (continued) 5 6 Sheboygan South HS ('08) 40 8 Appleton East HS ('12) 99 6 7 7 Tomahawk HS 10 8 9 Sheboygan North HS ('09) 28 10 New London HS ('06) 18 9 10 11 Hortonville HS ('10) 20 11 12 Fond Du Lac HS 8 -- # Amherst HS 16 12 1 Appleton West HS ('14) 11 13 14 13 Little Chute HS ('13) 3 SOUTHERN WISCONSIN New '15 '14 Charter 3 + Brookfield East HS ('09) 94 1 2 2 Marquette Univ HS ('05) 23 3 4 Middleton HS 26 5 Milwaukee HS Of The Arts 46 4 6 Rufus King HS ('06) 70 5 6 7 Nicolet HS ('98) 6 7 8 Whitefish Bay HS ('12) 41 10 West Bend East HS ('04) 25 8 9 9 Vincent HS 19 10 15 Ronald Reagan College Prep HS 83 11 11 Black Hawk HS ('03) 9 13 Bradley Tech HS 30 12 13 12 Mukwonago HS 14 14 Cedarburg HS ('10) 25 14 15 18 Luther Preparatory School 33 16 Muskego HS ('08) 8 16 17 17 Messmer HS 8 22 Madison West High School ('13) 91 18 19 -- # Waukesha South HS 29 20 19 Milton HS 20 21 West Bend West HS ('11) 37 21 20 Franklin HS 27 22 23 1 James Madison Memorial HS ('14) 89 WEST VIRGINIA '15 '14 Charter New 1 2 Wheeling Park HS ('09) 75 4 Parkersburg HS ('10) 18 2 3 1 The Linsly School ('14) 17 HOLE IN THE WALL (WY) '15 '14 Charter New 1 2 + Sturgis Brown HS ('99) 45 4 North Platte HS ('06) 79 2 3 7 Cheyenne Central HS ('10) 100 5 Buffalo HS ('98) 10 4 5 6 Campbell County HS ('05) 32 6 8 Central HS ('00) 8 7 9 Lead-Deadwood HS ('04) 36 11 Cheyenne South HS 48 8 10 Burwell Jr-Sr HS 28 9 10 12 Lexington HS 34 11 14 Sheridan HS ('03) 20 13 Wright HS 5 12 13 15 Cozad HS 15 14 18 Douglas HS 43 15 16 Newcastle HS ('08) 22 16 19 Spearfish HS ('12) 57 17 17 Niobrara County HS 11 18 20 Gothenburg HS ('13) 51 19 1 Cheyenne East HS ('14) 94 20 21 Wheatland HS ('09) 5 21 22 Glenrock HS ('11) 7 22 -- # St Thomas More HS 0 WIND RIVER (WY) '15 '14 Charter New 2 + Green River HS ('09) 148 1 2 3 Kelly Walsh HS ('99) 38 3 4 Hot Springs Co HS ('92) 13 4 6 Natrona County HS ('08) 44 5 Star Valley HS ('01) 23 5 6 7 Worland HS ('06) 38 7 8 Lovell HS 15 8 9 Cody HS ('05) 28 9 10 Powell HS ('07) 25 10 11 Greybull HS ('04) 40 11 12 Jackson Hole HS ('11) 77 12 -- # Riverside HS 23 13 16 Rock Springs HS ('12) 104 14 13 Riverton HS ('10) 22 15 14 Rawlins HS ('03) 19 16 15 Douglas HS 28 17 17 Evanston HS ('13) 36 18 1 Saratoga HS ('14) 37

404 286 232 187 162 128 84 39 11 9 Total 589 522 517 481 463 385 337 312 307 272 247 244 241 233 194 181 176 153 153 129 121 119 89 Total 355 97 17 Total 668 563 496 477 460 398 391 382 376 315 278 275 226 187 184 170 157 132 94 81 47 0 Total 769 635 574 453 441 419 361 350 318 300 260 206 184 161 153 116 82 37

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Three Trails (KS) East Kansas Florida Manatee East Los Angeles (CA) Kansas Flint-Hills Northwest Indiana Show Me (MO) Northern South Dakota Nebraska Eastern Ohio Idaho Mountain River California Coast Rushmore (SD) Ozark (MO) Central Minnesota Northern Illinois San Fran Bay (CA) Montana New York City Utah-Wasatch Southern Minnesota West Kansas Rocky Mountain-South (CO) Sunflower (KS) Northern Ohio East Texas Greater Illinois Illini South Florida Colorado Heart of Texas Arkansas New England (MA & NH) New Jersey Golden Desert (NV) Carver-Truman (MO) Heart of America (MO) Florida Oceanfront Idaho Gem of the Mountain Carolina West (NC) Western Ohio North Coast (OH) West Iowa Southern California South Kansas Georgia Southern Peach Pittsburgh (PA) Hoosier Heartland Northeast Indiana South Texas New York State Space City (TX) West Los Angeles (CA) Eastern Missouri Wind River (WY)

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1 0 6 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 1 0 1 4 3 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 4 2 4 6 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 1 3 0 2 2 0 0 4 2 1 5 3 1

AVG NEw DEGREES NEW DEGREE LEADER

103.00 98.64 85.84 78.39 77.17 73.00 71.74 69.44 68.92 67.61 67.59 66.25 66.08 65.64 64.38 64.31 63.63 63.20 63.20 61.73 60.78 58.64 58.15 56.46 55.62 54.74 52.50 52.50 51.88 51.24 50.95 50.83 50.47 50.46 50.00 49.94 49.89 49.61 49.44 48.00 48.00 47.74 47.46 47.14 47.00 46.71 45.71 45.07 44.44 43.85 43.78 43.70 43.62 43.55 42.11

Blue Valley North High School Olathe Northwest High School Nova High School Gabrielino High School Washburn Rural High School Munster High School Lee’s Summit West High School Aberdeen Central High School Millard North High School Perry High School Hillcrest High School Leland High School O’Gorman High School Central High School - Springfield Eastview High School New Trier Township High School Miramonte High School Glacier HS / Bozeman HS (TIE) The Bronx High School Of Science Sky View High School Eagan High School Salina High Central George Washington High School Valley Center High School Canfield High School William P. Clements High School University High School Carl Sandburg High School Braddock High School Cherry Creek High School Westwood High School Cabot High School Newton South High School Ridge High School Palo Verde High School Neosho High School Liberty Sr. High School Boca Raton Community High School Renaissance Magnet High School Charlotte Latin School Mason High School Solon High School Lincoln High School Carlsbad High School Fort Scott High School Grovetown High School North Allegheny Sr. High School Fishers High School Chesterton High School Bellaire High School Scarsdale High School Seven Lakes High School Palos Verdes Peninsula High School Parkway Central High School Green River High School

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2014-15 NEW DEGREES SUMMARY (This summary indicates the average number of new members and degrees added by the charters in a district, not chapter strength.)

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Central Texas Nebraska South Sierra (CA) Florida Panther Lone Star (TX) North Oregon Sundance (UT) East Oklahoma North Texas Longhorns South Carolina New Mexico Southern Wisconsin Kentucky West Virginia Tarheel East (NC) Capitol Valley (CA) Magnolia (MS) Colorado Grande Big Valley (CA) Gulf Coast (TX) Arizona Western Washington Hole in the Wall (WY) Great Salt Lake (UT) Georgia Northern Mountain Northern Lights (MN) Puget Sound (WA) Valley Forge (PA) Rocky Mountain-North (CO) Deep South (AL) West Oklahoma Hoosier Crossroads Yellow Rose (TX) Tennessee Florida Sunshine UIL (TX) South Oregon Northern Wisconsin North Dakota Roughrider Chesapeake (MD) Inland Empire (WA) Sagebrush (NV) Louisiana Tall Cotton (TX) Hawaii West Texas Michigan Western Slope (CO) Maine Virginia LBJ (TX) East Iowa Iroquois (NY) Pacific Islands Pennsylvania

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0 1 1 2 0 2 1 0 4 1 1 1 2 0 2 1 1 0 1 3 2 1 1 1 3 1 2 2 1 2 3 3 2 1 0 4 2 1 1 1 0 1 1 4 1 0 2 2 0 2 1 0 3 1 1

AVG NEw DEGREES NEW DEGREE LEADER

41.52 41.21 41.00 40.38 40.00 39.67 39.52 38.88 38.77 37.83 37.58 37.09 36.70 36.67 35.86 35.79 35.35 35.00 34.60 34.50 34.26 34.24 34.09 33.88 33.83 33.68 33.43 33.35 32.50 32.33 32.10 31.94 31.64 31.42 31.07 30.90 29.54 27.79 27.10 26.69 26.46 26.36 26.05 26.00 25.93 25.92 25.18 25.00 23.77 22.94 22.84 16.57 16.38 16.25 15.13

Winston Churchill High School Lincoln East High School University High School - Fresno Lake Highland Preparatory Carroll High School - Southlake Westview High School Salem Hills High School Bixby High School Flower Mound High School Riverside High School Los Alamos High School Brookfield East High School Henry Clay High School Wheeling Park High School Cary Academy Mira Loma High School Oak Grove High School Pueblo West High School Turlock HS / James Enochs HS (TIE) Harlingen High School Desert Vista High School Gig Harbor High School Cheyenne Central High School Skyline High School Alpharetta High School Moorhead High School Mount Si High School Unionville HS / Truman HS (TIE) Alexander Dawson School The Montgomery Academy Norman North High School Jefferson High School Princeton High School Morristown West High School Pine View School Lindale High School Ashland High School Appleton East High School Fargo South High School Walter Johnson High School Coeur D’Alene High School Reno High School Comeaux High School Central High School - San Angelo Kamehameha Schools Eastwood High School Battle Creek Central High School Palisade High School Cape Elizabeth High School Madison County High School Lovejoy High School Bettendorf High School McQuaid Jesuit High School Marianas High School Trinity High School

NEW DEGREES ADDED

114 118 176 128 106 148 110 121 113 143 90 94 83 75 93 94 80 78 66 87 101 116 100 77 101 124 62 67 66 100 133 86 80 111 115 87 95 99 56 68 105 67 88 95 64 50 58 83 67 61 78 43 45 28 25

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Employment Opportunities Blaine High School Seeks Head Coach (MN) A little background about Blaine: Over the past seven years, Blaine has qualified multiple students to state and National tournaments in debate, with participation in deep outrounds in PF and LD. During this same period, Blaine has sent students to the NFL/NSDA tournament in Senate, House, PF, LD, and CX Debate. Our Congressional Debate team has accumulated final placements and ToC bids at Apple Valley, Blake, Harvard, Dowling Catholic, Berkeley, and ToC. Blaine students have been previously well supported by the administration, and has recieved attention by the school district and state newspapers. These hardworking and dedicated students are hoping to continue this success, but will be unable to absent, a head coach. While I was unfortunately afforded few details as to pay and obligations, students have relayed that the school’s administration is interested in hiring a head coach. This individual should have a background in some form of debate, and should be available for practices during the week and for tournaments. Please contact our Athletic Director at shannon.gerrety@anoka.k12.mn.us.

BridgeWorks Seeks Generational Expert and Keynote Speaker (Wayzata, MN) BridgeWorks is seeking an intelligent and creative keynote speaker to join our dynamic team. You will work with generational experts and speakers who are passionate about what they do, conduct cutting edge research, and work with clients around the globe. BridgeWorks’ hallmark in the industry is client research and customization with strong entertainment value. You will join a team known for presenting customized content with a high-energy, multi-media delivery. BridgeWorks (www.generations.com) is the trusted authority on generational gaps in the workplace and marketplace. Our team is widely sought-after for consulting, speaking, commentary, research, and training. Entering our 18th year in Wayzata, MN we look forward to ongoing success in the generational field by continuing to offer our generational consulting lens, customized keynote presentations, workshops, panel participation, training, expert writing, and e-learning platforms to our loyal and growing client base. If you are interested in joining a creative and collaborative team delivering solutions on one of the most fascinating topics impacting the workplace and the marketplace, then we hope to hear from you. To apply, send a resume and cover letter (that tells us why you’re the perfect fit and includes one interesting factoid about you) to careers@generations.com.

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Central Florida Debate Initiative Seeks Volunteers (FL) The goal of Central Florida Debate Initiative (CFDI) is simple: to provide an environment where every high school student in Central Florida and surrounding areas has the opportunity to participate in competitive high school debate and public speaking. The Central Florida Debate Initiative first implemented programs in high schools in Orange, Osceola, Polk, and Volusia County in the 2013-2014 school year. If you would like to get involved or act as a volunteer, visit www.cfdebate.com/volunteers.html.

Denver Urban Debate League Seeks Development and Communications Manager (Denver, CO) The Development and Communications Manager will support, and take a leadership role in, the overall fundraising for the organization. S/he will be responsible for developing and executing a development and media strategy, with a focus on diversifying the organization’s sources of funding, in collaboration with the Executive Director and Board of Directors. Key duties will include maintaining all individual donors’ records; soliciting corporate sponsorships, implementing individual and major giving campaigns; stewardship of individual donors and relationships with sponsoring organizations; development of fundraising/ marketing collateral pieces and news blasts; maintenance of website and social media presence; grant writing; and, fundraising event planning. S/he should possess outstanding verbal and written communication skills, be energetic, self-directed and able to work as a team in a small office. S/he should have a strong work ethic and a proven track record in development, or substantial training in development. Entry-level candidates with a passion for urban education and commitment to learn about successful fundraising will be considered. This position reports to the Executive Director. Full or Part-Time applicants will be considered. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Experience in, or knowledge of, competitive speech and debate activities will be helpful. Salary negotiable. Please send cover letter and resume, with “Development and Communications Manager” in the subject line, to Jessica Clark, Executive Director, at JessicaClark@UrbanDebate.org. For more information about the Denver Urban Debate League, please visit www.DenverDebate.org.


More Speech & Debate Jobs Available Online:

www.speechanddebate.org/jobs Denver Urban Debate League Seeks Debate Programs Manager (Denver, CO) The Debate Programs Manager will be the primary staff member responsible for oversight of school based speech and debate programs, as well as development of pilot programs aimed at expanding league offerings, with potential new programs to include middle school debate, Spanish language debate, and district(s) wide Argument Based Education/ “Debate Across the Curriculum” project(s). S/he will be responsible for day-to-day support of debate teams including coach training, site visits, development of curricula, and administrative assistance to individual schools and teams. S/he will also be responsible for directing two league-wide training workshops, six DUDL speech and debate tournaments from October-March, and supporting some additional debate events including a public debate and participation in DUDL’s participation in additional speech and debate competitions. The Debate Programs Manager will also play a key role in designing and implementing program assessment, volunteer recruitment/training, and maintaining good relationships with partner organizations including school districts. S/he should possess outstanding verbal and written communication skills, be energetic, self-directed and able to work as a team in a small office, with a strong work ethic, and have professional experience in debate coaching/urban education. Entry-level candidates with a passion for urban debate and commitment to learn about successful program management will be considered. This position reports to the Executive Director. Full or Part-Time applicants will be considered. Experience in, or knowledge of, competitive speech and debate activities, especially policy debate, strongly preferred. Salary negotiable. Please send cover letter and resume, with “Debate Programs Manager” in the subject line, to Jessica Clark, Executive Director, JessicaClark@UrbanDebate.org. For more information about the Denver Urban Debate League, please visit www.DenverDebate.org.

Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart Seeks Debate Coach (TX) Experienced individual needed to coach a small high school debate team on a part-time basis. Responsibilities will include tournament scheduling, organization, and oversight of after-school meetings during the competition season, and personal supervision at multiple weekend tournaments. Our existing Duchesne program consists of a High School speech and debate team made up of principally PF, with some LD, a speech program coached by our Upper School Theater teacher (competing in HI, DI, etc.), coupled with

our Middle School team, coached by our Middle School Theater teacher (competing in HI, DI, and Prose). We wish to support the current high school debate program and also afford students the opportunity to compete in performance events, allowing for growth from the Middle School to the High School. It is important to add that several students have already qualified for the TFA State Tournament. Also, completion of VIRTUS training is required. If interested, please go to www.duchesne.org and apply online, or please send a resume and cover letter to Donald Cramp at donald.cramp@duchesne.org.

EduFlare Seeks Speech and Debate Coach (NJ) We are currently seeking part-time Public Speaking instructors for our upcoming classes. Our instructors are highly compensated and supported. Join a rapidly growing company with a unique offering in a brand new education service on Speech and Coding. Public Speaking Instructors: • Teach Public Speaking classes for K-12th grade students (in different age groups).  • Instruct basic and advanced delivery skills and speech organization.  • Coach students in a variety of speech formats.  • Create fun and supportive environment.  • Use our proprietary curricula and/ or add your own lesson plans. • Teach classes with a maximum of 10 students.  • Our classes are 90-minutes in length. We offer classes during the weekend on Saturdays/ Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  • Flexible working hours depending on instructor’s availability.  • Experience in competitive speech and debate coaching. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, a resume, and contact information. Please send an email about your availability for interview to info@eduflare.com.

MPOLY Seeks Debate Teacher (Korea Poly School, Seoul) MPOLY is a language academy in Seoul that teaches a comprehensive liberal arts program wholly in English to higher level middle school students, many of whom

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Employment Opportunities have lived abroad. We are seeking a debate teacher to provide instruction in debate, public speaking, research, and critical thinking skills to our students. The successful candidate will teach innovatively within established curriculum and will supplement and adapt course materials as needed. They will work with other debate teachers to plan and coordinate course work as well as help prepare students for competition. Skills/Experience/Qualifications: • The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic teacher with debate tournament experience, a team player with good communication skills, and a creative, critical thinker. • Cross-cultural experience an asset • University degree required • Experience debating/judging Parliamentary, Public Forum, and Lincoln-Douglas formats an asset • Teaching/coaching experience a significant asset • Strong interpersonal skills • Ability to work independently and as part of a team • Visa/completed paperwork preferred Duties: • Teach speech and debate skills to middle school students

Do you love helping kids develop public speaking and debating skills? Do you feel pure joy in the heart seeing students becoming more confident in speaking in public? Are you good at explaining complicated ideas with simple words? If answers to those questions are yes, you are the ones we are looking for. We are a new school and offering many best-inbreed extracurricular and academic enrichment programs in Naperville, IL. We have a team of passionate teachers and looking for great debate/ public speaking instructors to join our growing team. We understand the amount of effort and time an outstanding teacher has to put into for preparing for each class, and we reward their effort generously. Duties: • Teaching debate/public speaking classes for Junior high school and high school students. • Coaching and judging students Parliamentary or Congressional Debate. The class time will be either on Saturday (between 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. and/or 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.), or other flexible weekday evenings, if needed. Our class size will be 10-20 students.

• Generate and research arguments within a group setting

Qualifications:

• Create PPTs and/or lesson plans for a variety of resolutions and levels

• Passionate about teaching.

• Coach competitive teams in a variety of events • Work with other teachers to further develop the debate program Interested persons should apply ASAP by sending a current resume, photo, and letter describing their interest and qualifications to the Head Debate Teacher, Claire, at youngmpoly@gmail.com.

• Extensive experience in coaching middle school or high school debate team. • Experience in leading debate team in various tournaments. If you want to be part of a winning team that can inspire young students to become better, stronger, and more confident, please send your resume to giftedyouth@pyramid-academy.org.

Private Debate Coach Wanted (Chino, CA)

Seeking Private Speech & Debate Coach (Burr Ridge, IL)

Seeking a private coach for a group of 6-12 students who are part of competitive middle school debate tournament. This group needs to work on five new topics every six weeks and attain the skills to do impactful opening, present contentions well, know how to refute arguments, and speak convincingly.

I am looking for a speech and debate coach to come to our home on a weekly basis to help my son prepare for the Hinsdale Central High School debate team. My son is currently in 8th grade at Notre Dame in Clarendon Hills. We live on the North side of Burr Ridge, IL 60527.

Group can meet evenings or weekends and may consider virtual meetings. Students are all located near Chino, CA.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, a resume, and contact information for two debate-related references. Please contact my email address at mbarnes@promedsupply.com.

Please call or text (310) 770-7598 to set up a phone meeting or email harsha@therapypediatric.com.

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Pyramid Academy for Gifted Youth Seeks Parttime Debate Instructor (Naperville, IL)

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More Speech & Debate Jobs Available Online:

www.speechanddebate.org/jobs Trinity Preparatory School Seeks Director of Forensics (Winter Park, FL) The Director of Forensics position is open at this strongly committed college preparatory program. Our program is well funded and supported by the school’s administration. Trinity Preparatory School travels extensively on the national forensic circuit and competes in all events except Policy Debate. For complete details, visit www.speechanddebate.org/jobs. Please email a resume and cover letter to Pat Mulloy, Director of Curriculum, at mulloyp@trinityprep.org.

Trinity School Seeks Debate Coach (NY) Trinity School, a coeducational, K-12 institution located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, seeks part-time debate coach/coaches to mentor high school students in Public Forum and Lincoln-Douglas Debate. The team competes selectively in local, state, and national events and, despite its recent founding, already enjoys competitive success. The successful candidate(s) will be responsible for maintaining frequent communication with the program administrator and dean of students to set program goals, to determine which debates to attend, and to share student concerns that arise at any point. Good judgment, fondness for teenagers, a sense of humor, and enthusiasm for developing the program and debaters with varying levels of skill and expertise are necessary. Experience competing in and/or coaching Public Forum and/ or Lincoln-Douglas Debate is required. Practice commitment is two-three times a week. Attendance at tournaments throughout the season is expected. Salary/coaching stipend(s) will be determined based on time commitment. All travel expenses for tournaments will be covered. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Trinity School seeks candidates who will add to the diversity of our school community. For more information please visit www.trinityschoolnyc.org.

Interested candidates should post a resume as well as a cover letter outlining their readiness for this position to www.applicantstack.com/client/trinityschool/x/openings.

The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools Seeks Debate Coach – University High (IL) Support the Laboratory Schools High School (U-High) Policy Debate program. This person provides basic administrative and entry-level and advanced coaching and team development support to students on the debate team and travels with the team to attend local and national debate tournaments. At tournaments, this person provides feedback and coaching to team members and judges debates per requirements of each tournament. This person communicates frequently with the Debate Logistics staff member who provides administrative functions like organizing team travel to and from tournaments and completing the various forms that are required to pay for the travel. This person supervises an Assistant Coach who is primarily responsible for the entry-level coaching and team development aspects; not the administrative. Student interaction is central to this role. This person meets regularly (2-3x/weekly) with individual and small groups of students, and participates in debate team practices. Attend tournaments with the debate team and interacts with U-High students as well as student competitors and coaches from other teams. This person is responsible for maintaining frequent communication with the Dean of Students as it relates to the determination of which debates to attend, and any student concerns that arise at any point. Stipend is $3,497. Please send cover letter and resume to Ana Campos, High School Dean of Students at acampos@ucls.uchicago.edu.

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As a service to member schools, the Association offers complimentary employment listings on our website and also in Rostrum. For $100, you may reserve a custom, third-page print ad with larger font, optional logo, and more. We’ll even help you design your ad! Contact us at editor@speechanddebate.org or call us at (920) 748-6206 to reserve your ad today. Our next issue will be out in mid-February!

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le Schednu a n! auditio Western Kentucky University

Brian Anderson and Andrea Ambam, class of 2019.

THIS IS WKU FORENSICS To the University, Forensics is an opportunity to demonstrate academic excellence, to excel in competition of the intellect, and to extend the academic atmosphere. To the student, Forensics is an opportunity to cultivate life-long friendships, travel the country, and do what you love. WKU remains the only team in the history of collegiate forensics to win the American Forensics Association team sweepstakes, the National Forensics Association (NFA) Individual Events team sweepstakes and the NFA Debate team sweepstakes all in the same year, a feat which it has now accomplished nine times. Last year, WKU won its 25th consecutive state championship title.

UNITY • LEADERSHIP • INNOVATION • DISCIPLINE • GRATITUDE

WKU Forensics; Ganer Newman 1906 College Heights Blvd. #51084 Bowling Green, KY 42101-1084 phone: 270-745-6340

email: ganer.newman@wku.edu www.wkuforensics.com Follow us on Twitter: @wkuforensics


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